Subject: Re: value of TERM
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/14/2006 18:57:40
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 04:55:42PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> 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.

Which is why it is set to vt220 there? (i.e., similar to wsvt25)