sysinstall colours

Andrew D. Boyd decado at
Thu Oct 15 23:46:36 UTC 2009

Ed Schouten wrote:
> * Paul B Mahol <onemda at> wrote:
>> This have nothing to do with ncurses, colors you like  simple can not
>> be displayed in current syscons(4) and making support for 256 colors
>> or even true bit color in sysinstall(so that it looks amazing in
>> konsole) is waste of time.
> Yes. As of recently, our terminal emulator gained 256 color support, but
> this gets smashed down to 8 colors, simply because Syscons cannot handle
> more than 16 foreground and 8 background colors.
> This is how colors are converted:

My God that is hideous. Save us Ed! Three cheers for your recent console

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