On 2004-08-16 09:21, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 03:09:30PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: > > On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 06:58:57AM -0700, Mike wrote: > > > When I'm on the 4.10 box the scrollback is about 200 lines. If > > > possible I'd like to set the scroll back to 600 lines or so > > > (at least). > > > > > > Question: How do I increase the scrollback on 4.10? > > > > That depends on the console program you're using. For an xterm(1), > > the following in ~/.Xdefaults will give you 8k scrollback lines: > > > > xterm*saveLines: 8192 > > xterm like programs allow the -sl switch lines. I've had problems with > numbers approaching 32767 but have never nailed down exactly how many > lines I can save. I safely use -sl 30000 for xterm, rxvt, aterm, and > gnome-terminal.
I use screen most of the time in my terminal sessions, which also includes a nice option for scrollback. Putting the following in my ~/.screenrc file works like a charm: defscrollback 10000 This is IMHO a bit more preferable than using syscons scrollback, because syscons allocates memory inside the kernel for the scrollback buffer IIRC. I tend to prefer userspace allocations when possible, like the xterm -sl or screen's scrollback. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"