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Re: Making the keyboard work
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009, Roy Marples wrote:
> Luckily this is easily fixable. We should stop trying to make wscons
> pretend it's a vt220 by changing /etc/ttys. The correct entry is of
> course wsvt25. Changing it also has the added benefit of adding colour
> to the console.
There are two obvious approaches:
1) (a) Leave the behaviour of wscons unchanged, (b) ensure that the
master termcap/terminfo entries for wsvt25 describes the behaviour
accurately, (c) ensure that all usable remote systems have the
correct termcap/terminfo definitions, and (d) use TERM=wsvt25
2) (a) Change the behaviour of wscons to match a well-known terminal
type, such as xterm-color, (b) assume that suitable termcap/terminfo
entries are already suitably widespread, and (d) use TERM=xterm-color
(or other suitable value) everywhere.
Option 1 requires no kernel changes, but many changes to third party
Option 2 requires kernel changes, but no changes to external systems.
I recommend option 2: change wscons to behave like xterm-color (or some
other suitable well-known terminal type). However, I won't be doing the
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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