kern/141632: vidcontrol -T cons25 doesn't work with 'mode' argument

Andrey Chernov ache at
Tue Dec 15 03:20:01 PST 2009

>Number:         141632
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       vidcontrol -T cons25 doesn't work with 'mode' argument
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 15 11:20:00 UTC 2009
>Originator:     Andrey Chernov
>Release:        FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT i386



As I see in the sources, vidcontrol does only printf() for -T, so this is
kernel-related bug in the xterm emulator.

-T cons25 can't coexist with 'mode' argument, i.e.

xterm# vidcontrol -T cons25 80x30

really makes xterm 80x30, not cons25 80x30.

xterm# vidcontrol -T cons25

alone works, but there is only single 'allscreens_flags' variable in the
/etc/rc.conf, so I can't switch to 80x30 at once.

The strange thing is that

cons25# vidcontrol -T xterm 80x30

works as supposed.


xterm# vidcontrol -T cons25 80x30
check what really happens.



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