Subject: Re: Can NetBSD/Pmax do color console?
To: Douglas S. Meade <email@example.com>
From: Andy Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/09/1999 19:54:32
> My question is, can NetBSD do color in the text console, and if so,
> which TERM setting should I choose? I've played around with a couple,
> but so far, I'm still getting only black and white. I've been
> somewhat successful in running these programs while telnetting in,
> using TERM linux, but I'd like to try to get them running on the
In short, sort of. Most of the other ports use 'wscons', a console that
can do color. Currently NetBSD/pmax uses 'rcons'. I have development code
that may work with your board. You can download a GENERIC kernel at:
You'll also need the 'dot.termcap' file; copy this into your home
directory to a file named '.termcap'. Set TERM=cfb. Please let me know how
this goes for you (I have a few ideas what might go wrong).