Subject: Re: Ioctl to write to a screen
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Matthew Mondor <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/27/2002 09:22:50
On Wed, 1 May 2002 00:21:33 +0200
Julio Merino <> wrote:

> But I can't do this. I need to write to the active console, no matter
> which one it is. For now, I only open /dev/ttyEcfg and work with
> ioctl's on it, which do not depend on a concrete console.

I do not know if other netbsd folks would agree with wscons support for it, but I beleive that it would be much easier to have wscons optionally support gpm/moused-like behavior, as it handles the virtual consoles already imho, and has wsmouse... it would also allow to internally use the mouse data, before exporting it to /dev/wscons, which would elimitate gpm/X11 conflicts that seem to occur on other systems, where gpm has to be configured to copy the mouse data it reads to a fifo file, which X11 then uses...