Subject: Re: bootblocks, VCs, gcc
To: Dirk Steinberg <>
From: S|ren Schmidt <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/03/1994 09:11:42
> >>>>> "davidb" == davidb  <> writes:
>     >> BTW: Is there any good reason why NetBSD does *not* adopt VC's
>     >> (virtual consoles)? They are indispensable when working without
>     >> X, i.e. on a laptop. Linux even offers mouse-based
>     >> cut-and-paste between VC's ala xterm. Nice. Does syscons or
>     >> pcvt work with NetBSD-current and XFree-2.0?
>     davidb> I'm not in a position to comment on things like syscons,
>     davidb> but what's the problem with pccons on a laptop?  Have you
>     davidb> ever looked at `window`?  It works great for me.
>     davidb> My login on my laptop is set to invoke it if I log in via
>     davidb> the console.  Window even supports cut-and-paste, although
>     davidb> not with a mouse.
>     davidb> - David B.
> I don't want to start the debate of kernel vs. user space VC's again,
> but there are some definite advantages for a kernel space
> implementation. I'm also aware of screen-3.5.2, but that's not what
> I'm looking for.
> I know there exist syscons and pcvt and codrv for *BSD, but my
> question is why none of them is *standard* with NetBSD.
> Dirk

I can't answer that for you, but being the developer of syscons
I hereby offer the "beast" to the NetBSD group, including the
work of getting it integrated (It allready is unofficially :-)

PS: I would like to have "cut & paste" in syscons as well,
anybody having good ideas of how the should work (on the user
level) ??

                                           Soeren Schmidt