Subject: RE: Console for NetBSD-current
To: None <>
From: Rich Murphey <rich@lamprey.UTMB.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 02/09/1994 13:45:05
|From: Marc Wandschneider <>
|| From: Randy Terbush  
|| Can any of the kern developers comment on what the supported console
|| will be in the NetBSD-release?  I know that there has been reference
|| to 'pcvt'.  Is this still the case?
|| This would be helpful to know from a general standpoint, as well as
|| XFree86 development.  If the FreeBSD and NetBSD camps could agree on
|| one, that would be even better.
|| PS - I have been testing the pcvt betas, and it is a very nice
|| console.  The developer does need to get more "current" though.
|	as far as i know, syscons is up to date, and is a relatively
|	good console driver.
|	i never did get a chance to use pcvt though.  i believe that
|	the freebsd team is now using syscons as their driver of
|	choice.  all of the xfree86 problems go away with this
|	driver [i thinks].

There is talk among the FreeBSD people of switching to syscons after
the next release, but it won't happen immedately.  Rich