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

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
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to