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From: Charles Trois <charles.trois@×××××××.fr>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Console behaviour
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 10:26:17
1 Hello!
3 I believe that my console does not work as it ought to.
4 There are two main troubles. First, the text does not move as it gets
5 written. In order to read the result of a command that produces a
6 substantial amount of text in response (such as reboot or ls /etc), I
7 have to switch to another console and back (for instance alt-F2 then
8 alt-F1). Secondly, the cursor is not visible, and, in an editor (such as
9 nano), I have constantly to hunt for it and move it through keystrokes,
10 which is very inconvenient.
12 gpm is installed and works, using the button emulation (this is an
13 iMac), but only to a certain extent: I mean that it does copy-and-paste,
14 but not cut-and-paste. It cannot set the cursor.
16 Is there some sort of configuring to do? or what else?
18 Thanks for hints.
20 Charles
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