Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)

H. Peter Anvin (
14 Dec 1997 02:45:31 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: James Mastros <>
In newsgroup:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 1997, Alan Cox wrote:
> > All you need is an ioctl() that gives a list of in/out/memory operations
> > to do, and at the same time commits a "recovery" set of operations into
> > kernel space to be run on screen switch back.
> >
> > Alan
> Didn't Linux have that back when having different # of lines in different
> VTs? (In a more limited form, naturaly, since the modes on different VTs
> were, well, less different).

Linux has never had different number of lines on different VTs.


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