Full Screen display in character mode.

John D'Ausilio linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 17:06:48 -0400

I think he's referring to the fact that text mode only uses the center of
the screen. I know of no way to avoid this problem .. my old 770E had a mode
(in the BIOS setup somewhere) where you could cause the text mode screen to
expand, albeit with a crappy hard-to-read font. The best thing to do is get
X up and forget text mode on the big screen TP's :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Mayoff [mailto:mayoff@dqd.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 11:43 AM
> To: linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
> Subject: Re: Full Screen display in character mode.
> | I am new to this list, but I perused the archives and although there
> | is plenty of information on getting the full screen to work under
> | X-windows, I can' seem to find anything about how to configure full
> | screen for character based (terminfo driven) display.
> uh...
> What needs configuring?  If you're just running in text mode, it should
> just work.  Your $TERM should be set to "linux", but that should happen
> automatically.