Subject: Resetting terminals from black-on-black or other weird modes
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/06/1996 14:07:31
> I'd say that there should be an easy way to do this, and that, at
> minimum, it should happen when the device is closed...  However, it
> doesn't.

Shouldn't "reset" fix that sort of thing, if your TERM variable is set
right?  But it appears from the source that NetBSD's reset simply uses
tcsetattr() on stderr to frob the device driver modes, and does not
actually output the termcap "rs" string.  Whether the termcap database
contains a correct "rs" string is another question.

--apb (Alan Barrett)