Subject: Re: value of TERM
To: Gilbert Fernandes <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/14/2006 16:55:42
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 03:46:03PM +0000, Gilbert Fernandes wrote:
> Because it is better to set it to the lowest common denominator,
> so it will work everywhere. Some people are going to install NetBSD
> on old machines or some machines which are used through some weird
> terminal or cable link and only work with vt110 or very basic
> terminal modes.

That is no excuse to not set it correctly in /etc/ttys, for example
on i386 for ttyE0 .. ttyE4.

The serial console tty00 (or console) should stay at vt100, of course.
Install media is a bit problematic, and should probably stay at simple
terms too.