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

H. Peter Anvin (
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 10:40:22 -0800 (PST)

> >
> > 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.
> >
> Maybe so in the kernel level - I still remember switching between 80x25
> "normal" console and 80x50 dosemu... that's just a font change, no timing
> changes... (nowadays using svgatextmode - different modes for different
> consoles would prolly be quite complicated with something like that, right?;)

DOSEMU is different -- it uses the console in "graphics" mode (meaning
"I'm a user space program and I'm going to manage the console
myself.") DOSEMU can call the video BIOS.