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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:30:00 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <>
To:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: ttyv3 cons2511
Message-ID:  <20021230143000.GB60420@happy-idiot-talk.infracaninophi>
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On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 03:17:34PM +0100, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> In my /etc/ttys is a line which mentions ttyv3 as a cons2511 on secure
> resulting in a strange message when I log in on this tty. The console is
> not supported? Strange, as I never changed this file, so it is the one
> that came w/ the 4.7-release. I changed ttyv3 into cons25 fot the time
> being, but I wonder what the other cons2511 was for.

cons25l1 (that's the letter `l' between the 5 and the 1) is a
modification of the default cons25 terminal type which supports
Latin-1 character sets.  Handy if your native language includes
accented characters.  It's never been used in the default /etc/ttys as
far as I know --- that's still using the US-ASCII cons25 type for all
the vty's --- so what you've found must be the result of an experiment
you or somebody made on your machine a while back and have
subsequently forgotten about.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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