Subject: Re: wscons
To: Masao Uebayashi <email@example.com>
From: Kevin P. Neal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/30/2000 20:43:53
On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 10:27:59AM +0900, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> AFAIK, wscons is broken in 1.5 in that it can't use more than 80x24
> (i.e. default) terminal sizes and other fonts. This is implied by that
> http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/wscons/ doesn't mention how to do
> Or anyone who succeeds these in 1.5 or -current?
I've got wscons working just fine in 1.5_ALPHA2. I use the 80x50 fonts
and resolution. Make sure the line for the font vt220l.808 is uncommented
in your /etc/wscons.conf file. You can't change the font for your console
device, but you can configure multiple virtual consoles in most typical
cases (like, the i386 with suitable hardware can -- CGA graphics cards
cannot I don't think).
> > how do I get the kernel to boot into vga50 or 132x50?
> > post-boot: wsconscfg reports 'already configured'
> > and
> > /etc/wscons.conf seems to have no effect
Right, because the console is already configured. Configure a different
virtual terminal in your /etc/wscons.conf file.
The older terminal systems (pcvt) are dead in 1.5, you must use wscons.
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
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