Re: vc scrollback

Cerberus (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 12:31:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Bob Manson wrote:

> Not to mention that screen would have a much harder time supporting
> switching between a graphic screen and the text terminal. Yes, there
> are ways to do it, but the current system works darn ain't
> broke, leave it alone. Thank you.

Good point. The vc system also allows users who have not gotten X
running, or for some reason, don't want to run X, to still be able to
access more than one terminal at a time. The few times I have worked on
Sun SPARC systems outside of X, it was a royal pain in the rar being
stuck with only 1 login/tty at a time.