Subject: Re: console questions: bios vs serial
To: Rui Paulo <rpaulo@NetBSD.org>
From: Andrew L. Gould <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/2005 17:10:12
On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 22:51:54 +0100
Rui Paulo <rpaulo@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> On 2005.08.17 16:41:01 +0000, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> | During installation of NetBSD 2.0.2, I opted to install the bios
> | console. I've noticed, though, that the "F keys" will work in mc
> on the | virtual terminals (Alt-F2, Alt-F3, etc) but not on the
> console at Alt- | F1. I am using standalone-tcsh as my shell.
> I think this is a problem with mc. My guess is that mc doesn't
> understand vt100 emulation, but only vt220. You can try to change
> that line on /etc/ttys, but I don't know if it will work.
> Of course, this only makes sense if you have vt100 set on /etc/ttys.
> | My questions are:
> | 1. Is there any advantage to having the console on Alt-F1?
> Well, where else do you want to set it ? I don't think it is possible
> to change it to virtual terminal 2, 3, etc.
> | 2. How can I send the console back to the serial port and have the
> | first virtual terminal on Alt-F1 once the system is already
> On i386 or amd64, to change the console to the serial port:
> cp /usr/mdec/boot /boot
> installboot -v -o console=com0 /dev/rwd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_XXXXX
> (or com1, com2, com3, com1kbd, ...)
> -- Rui Paulo
Changing the console to vt220 in /etc/ttys fixed the problem.