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Date:      Mon, 11 Sep 1995 02:31:56 -0500 (EST)
From:      David Anderson <partek@indecent.com>
To:        Julian Elischer <julian@ref.tfs.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: cons25 and vt100
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.950911020314.2947C-100000@system1.indecent.com>
In-Reply-To: <199509110607.XAA02703@ref.tfs.com>

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On Sun, 10 Sep 1995, Julian Elischer wrote:
> compile the kernel with the pcvt console driver..
> it is vt220 compatible.

I tried that.. There were some problems..

Local console:
1- All stuff that was supposed to be bold, was blue.
2- The screen would constanly become garbled. I would be typing something 
   at the commandline and suddenly the cursor would just jump to the 
   other side of the screen. 
3- When the system boots up, everything is white on a red background. Not 
   necessarily a problem, but it looks strange. 

Remote systems:
1- When I do either a setenv TERM vt220(or even vt100), and run pine, the 
screen turns to black text on a white background. 
2- Same as #2 above.

The thing is, I don't really want vt100/220 all the time. I just want it 
for those times when I'm working on the remote systems. 

Thanks,
Dave

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