On 08/18/04 12:01 AM, Jay O'Brien sat at the `puter and typed: > Jay O'Brien wrote: > > > I can run kbdcontrol -h 500 or vidcontrol -h 500 to set the > > scroll back keyboard history buffer to 500 lines for the > > virtual terminal I'm using. How can I make that happen at > > boot, in the same manner as I run allscreens_flags in > > rc.conf to set other terminal parameters? I don't need > > this to set all of the virtual terminals; it would be > > nice if each terminal could be set separately. > > > > It doesn't work for me when placed in rc.conf, with either > > a direct command or attempting to use allscreens_flags. > > > > I'm using 4.10. > > > > Jay O'Brien > > Rio Linda, CA USA > > Follow-up: > > Re-reading the above could be interpreted that I want to be able > to review more keyboard lines; not so. I should not have used the > word "keyboard". I'm looking for redisplay of the screen lines. > Both kbdcontrol and vidcontrol perform that function. I've built > a workaround by adding this to root and user .cshrc: > alias bu vidcontrol -h (with a space following). > This allows me to type 'bu 500' to set the buffer to 500 lines. > > In addition, I would like to be able to set it during boot. Is > that possible?
I might be misunderstanding you, but if you're talking about the number of lines you want to be able to scroll up in an xterm, I use the X resource in ~/.Xdefaults. Not sure what vidcontrol has to do with this, but the following in .Xdefaults does this for me: xterm*saveLines: 500 HTH Lou -- Louis LeBlanc [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fully Funded Hobbyist, KeySlapper Extrordinaire :) http://www.keyslapper.org ԿԬ Tact, n.: The unsaid part of what you're thinking. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"