Subject: Re: questions from a newbie
To: m0rph <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/25/2000 22:13:36
On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 06:07:25PM -0500, m0rph wrote:
> Hello, I have just installed NetBSD 1.4.2 on a SparcStation 5. I have
> gotten most necessary functions working great although I have some minor
> issues I could use some help with.
> 1. The console is black on white and I would like to change this to
> white on black. Also the console is always getting filled with 'garbage'
I think this requires a kernel recompile, but I can't check the rigth
procedure to follow rigth now.
> generally after editing a file or using less etc. 'garbage' is spewed
> all over the console and I constantly am having to use clear to make it
> readable again.
'setenv TERM sun-ss5'. $TERM is set to sun by default, but SS5 have a firmware
bug which requires a different termcap.
> 2. I made a swap partition during the install but it does not activate
> on bootup.
Edit /etc/fstab and add a line like:
/dev/sd0b none swap sw
> 3. I am also using the C shell which I am assuming is default. Does this
> support command line history? How do I activate it?
No command line history in csh. You can install tcsh from the package
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr