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Re: Making the keyboard work

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 04:21:41PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 16:40 +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 03:25:45PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
> > > Just so everyone is on the same page, attached is the patch I'm
> > > proposing.
> > > I think I got every port that uses wscons patched up (basically scanned
> > > their GENERIC config for wsdisplay).
> > 
> > While I certainly don't object for the wscons terminals, I'm a bit
> > worried for serial console users.  Can't that screw them up?  IOW, I'm
> > ok for the ttyE lines, but I'd like to be sure that e.g. vi won't be
> > unusable if you change the console lines that way when used over serial.
> > I think a mention of that issue was buried somewhere inside der Mouse's
> > mumbling, so I understand if you didn't notice it, but I'd like to see
> > it addressed.
> I'm only changing entries whose current TERM is either vt100 or vt220,
> so serial console users should be unaffected.

You're changing /dev/cons{ole,tty}.  Of course serial console users will
be affected.  That much I know;  my question is about what it will do to

Quentin Garnier - -
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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