Subject: Re: Problems due to PMAG-C support with PMAGB-BA in 1.4B
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Andy Doran <>
List: port-pmax
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 
the weekend..

- ad