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

H. Peter Anvin (
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 10:09:24 -0800 (PST)

> >
> > Linux has never had different number of lines on different VTs.
> Are you sure? There used to be a comment about this in
> drivers/char/console.c.
> It said the feature was removed because `it's messy to have all consoles of
> potentially different sizes'.

If so, it has been that not all the lines on the screen was used.
Linux has *never* been able to change the actual line count on
different screens.