Subject: Re: control of wscons screens
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/15/2002 20:05:53
On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 04:49:16PM +0100, wrote:
> The following is an initial proposal for an extension to wsconsctl to
> enable controling the current screen.  I would greatly appreciate
> answers to the following questions:
> - is this capability available elsewhere?
> - is this capability valuable as an addition to NetBSD?
> - is wsconsctl the appropriate place to add it?
> - if not, where?
> Problem to solve: It seems that in order to suspend/resume a laptop
> running an X server, wscons must first be switched into text mode
> prior to suspending then switched back to graphics mode after
> resuming.  For ease of use in the apm scripts (e.g., suspend and

Not all laptops have this problem. e.g it works fine on my sony vaio c1xd,
where I think a newer xfree version fixed a problem, which was there during