Subject: Re: pcvt and screen lengths
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: proprietor - Foo Bar And Grill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/14/1997 16:30:35
What's the baud rate on your pcvt tty? Keep in mind that
only baud rates higher than 1200 will draw an entire screen; 1200 will
draw 16 lines, and less than 1200 will draw eight.
Bill Studenmund sez:
* I've had a long-standing problem with pcvt, which I've ignored until now.
* Whenever I use vi (and occasionally more), only half the screen gets
* filled with text. For instance, when I vi a file, the top 16 lines are
* filled with text. If I type ^L, these 16 lines are re-drawn. If, however,
* I scroll down the page, the rest of the lines get filled in. Does anyone
* know why this would be happening?
* My kernel config is
* vt0 at isa? port 0x60 irq 1
* options PCVT_VT220KEYB="1"
* The termtype is pcvt28, set in /etc/ttys. The only difference between my
* rc.pcvt and the default rc.local is (besides only having the pcvt stuff)
* that I start scon w/o the "-H".
* Thoughts? Am I doing something stupid?
* Take care,
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