Subject: Re: Problems due to PMAG-C support with PMAGB-BA in 1.4B
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Andy Doran <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/1999 10:01:38
Jonathan Stone wrote:
> 1. The default rcons font is unreadable on my sfb.
> It's really, really hard to distinguish '8' and '0', or '~' and '"'.
> (this made it really hard to fix up my STRIP config).
> I would much sooner switch back to the old Hershey(?) font,
> which is incidentally a much closer match to the PROM fonts.
> Would this break anything? How bad does the old font look
> on the PMAG-C and friends?
s/_BOLD8x16/_QVSS8x15/ in the kernel config. The old font looks
diabolical with the PMAG-C, which is why it uses Lucida 16x29.
> 2. Help! I can no longer input an ascii NUL.
> Ctrl-space or Cntrl-shift-2 do nothing. How is emacs
> supposed to do set-mark-command when editing config files
> to make the machine usable? :-).
Ow! Just like Ctrl-Shift-_ didn't work a few months ago, hence no
undo in joe(1) :).
> I dont want to gratuitously make things worse for the PMAG-C or
> make rcons diverge from wscons. But I'd really like to see these
> (and the reboot-on-CTRL-ALT-Backspace braindamage) fixed.
In all seriousness, I volunteer do a bit of work on these over