Re: vc scrollback

Raymond W. Lucke IV (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 19:39:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Bob Manson wrote:

> On Sun, 8 Oct 1995, Axel Boldt wrote:
> > I believe the whole vc system is fundamentally flawed. It is not the
> > kernel's business to do console scrolling or console switching. That's
> > to be done by a user process, namely by screen, available from all GNU
> > sites. It multiplexes a character terminal, giving you all the
> Oh, come on. Perhaps the vc system should be modularized, but frankly,
> the Linux vc/terminal system is the nicest I've used in years. I
> personally think screen is someone's idea of a big joke...the vc
> system is a lot more reliable overall, and does it the right way.
> 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.
> Bob

Agreed. Alse, how can you use X under one VC?

Raymond W. Lucke IV