Subject: Re: Thoughts on text console
To: None <amiga-dev@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Blaz Zupan <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 07/14/1995 11:56:27
> > Wouldn't it be wiser if the default console would be always
> > configured as ttye0 (and it doesn't matter if the default console
> > is cc, rt, rh, cl or whatever). ttye1-ttye9 could be the virtual
> > consoles (if it happens that someone implements virtual console
> > support). How would we select WHAT the default console is?
> > Well, how do we currently select which console owns the keyboard?

>  What if you happen to have more than one graphic board?  What if they
> where both Retinae or Picasso?
>  Whom to bind the ttye0 then?  How to toggle between them?  This one major
> reason why currently I'd stick to the current scheme.

Well tell me, with the current scheme, where do you bind the keyboard?
How do you select which of the two consoles has the keyboard? This is
basically the same question as you simply select a default console based
on the fact that it has the keyboard. As simple as that. Now only someone
needs to tell me how the keyboard is assigned to the console right now.
Is it purely random (whichever card is configured first?) or is there
some other logic to it?


  Blaz Zupan, Ljubljanska 19/b, 62000 Maribor, Slovenia, 2:380/104.40, GMIZO::BLAZ