Re: Speeding up screen output for dialog

Jeff Epler (
8 Sep 1996 00:56:39 GMT

In article <>, wrote:
>The solution is simple. Give ncurses access to display memory. ncurses can
>detect the display-type TERM=linux and try to use this feature when on
>You will now probably tell me "NO ! NO ! The binaries would have to be suid
>root to map the mem !" and you are right for now.
>But there is something lurking out there to overcome this problem.

Can't we do this with /dev/vcsa right now? Or does it not mmap?

[looks at kernel code]

Hm, it doesn't seem to mmap right now. Too bad. Making it do so might be
easier than waiting for ggi..


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