[Heads up] TERM=xterm is now the default (on non-i386)
ed at 80386.nl
Fri Nov 13 06:00:23 UTC 2009
I just committed the previously mentioned patch to SVN. Please refer to
the last part of the commit message to see what you can do when you run
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> Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 05:54:55 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Ed Schouten <ed at FreeBSD.org>
> To: src-committers at freebsd.org, svn-src-all at freebsd.org,
> svn-src-head at freebsd.org
> Subject: svn commit: r199243 - in head: . etc/etc.amd64 etc/etc.arm
> etc/etc.ia64 etc/etc.mips etc/etc.powerpc etc/etc.sparc64 etc/root
> share/skel sys/conf sys/dev/syscons
> Author: ed
> Date: Fri Nov 13 05:54:55 2009
> New Revision: 199243
> URL: http://svn.freebsd.org/changeset/base/199243
> Switch the default terminal emulation style to xterm for most platforms.
> Right now syscons(4) uses a cons25-style terminal emulator. The
> disadvantages of that are:
> - Little compatibility with embedded devices with serial interfaces.
> - Bad bandwidth efficiency, mainly because of the lack of scrolling
> - A very hard transition path to support for modern character sets like
> Our terminal emulation library, libteken, has been supporting
> xterm-style terminal emulation for months, so flip the switch and make
> everyone use an xterm-style console driver.
> I still have to enable this on i386. Right now pc98 and i386 share the
> same /etc/ttys file. I'm not going to switch pc98, because it uses its
> own Kanji-capable cons25 emulator.
> IMPORTANT: What to do if things go wrong (i.e. graphical artifacts):
> - Run the application inside script(1), try to reduce the problem and
> send me the log file.
> - In the mean time, you can run `vidcontrol -T cons25' and `export
> TERM=cons25' so you can run applications the same way you did before.
> You can also build your kernel with `options TEKEN_CONS25' to make all
> virtual terminals use the cons25 emulator by default.
> Discussed on: current@
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Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl>
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