1.3.42: 50 lines instead of 28 (has rdev changed?)

1.3.42: 50 lines instead of 28 (has rdev changed?)

Post by Vincent Fati » Fri, 17 Nov 1995 04:00:00



It's been so long since I've issued these commands manually that I have
forgotten which one sets the number of console lines. My script for
installing a newly made kernel includes:

rdev -R /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
rdev -v /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1

One of these has always resulted in a 28 line console, but after installing
1.3.42, I have a 50 line console.

Will someone shed some light on this?

Thanks.

 - Vince
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1.3.42: 50 lines instead of 28 (has rdev changed?)

Post by bill davids » Fri, 17 Nov 1995 04:00:00



| It's been so long since I've issued these commands manually that I have
| forgotten which one sets the number of console lines. My script for
| installing a newly made kernel includes:
|
| rdev -R /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
| rdev -v /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
|
| One of these has always resulted in a 28 line console, but after installing
| 1.3.42, I have a 50 line console.

Type "rdev -?"

 
 
 

1.3.42: 50 lines instead of 28 (has rdev changed?)

Post by Vincent Fati » Fri, 17 Nov 1995 04:00:00





>| It's been so long since I've issued these commands manually that I have
>| forgotten which one sets the number of console lines. My script for
>| installing a newly made kernel includes:
>|
>| rdev -R /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
>| rdev -v /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
>|
>| One of these has always resulted in a 28 line console, but after installing
>| 1.3.42, I have a 50 line console.
>Type "rdev -?"




>| It's been so long since I've issued these commands manually that I have
>| forgotten which one sets the number of console lines. My script for
>| installing a newly made kernel includes:
>|
>| rdev -R /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
>| rdev -v /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage 1
>|
>| One of these has always resulted in a 28 line console, but after installing
>| 1.3.42, I have a 50 line console.
>Type "rdev -?"

My rdev doesn't have this option. I can get its help screen which says the
video modes (-v) are -3=Ask, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ..., but no matter which I
use, I get 80x50 video mode.

Also, if I "rdev -v kernel -2" and later check it with "rdev -v kernel" it
says the video mode is 65534; this is peculiar, although I see the
connection between -2 and 65534.

 - Vince
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   Syracuse University Mathematics

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1.3.42: 50 lines instead of 28 (has rdev changed?)

Post by Franz Fackelma » Sat, 18 Nov 1995 04:00:00


|>
|> >Type "rdev -?"
|>
|> My rdev doesn't have this option. I can get its help screen which says the
|> video modes (-v) are -3=Ask, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ..., but no matter which I
|> use, I get 80x50 video mode.
|>
|> Also, if I "rdev -v kernel -2" and later check it with "rdev -v kernel" it
|> says the video mode is 65534; this is peculiar, although I see the
|> connection between -2 and 65534.
|>

I suppose the video mode is set by LILO which overwrites the value held by
the kernel. Have a look at your lilo.conf if you're using LILO to boot your
Linux, otherwise I have no suggestion.

-- Franz

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1. Kernel Change Summary: 1.3.42

Kernel Change Summary
Linux 1.3.42 (18135 lines)
Thu 16 Nov 1995

[Russ Nelson has retired, so I decided to go for it.  This is my first
 kernel change summary.  Comments and corrections welcomed.]

SMP no longer requires gcc 2.5.8.
8390 based network modules now support multiple card systems [Paul Gortmaker].
CONFIG_ROOT_NFS and NFS_ROOT_NAME options.
Default mount-root changed from no-readonly to readonly.
i386/boot/setup.S: new video-handling code, VESA mode detection,
    and support for new Cirrus Logic cards [Martin Mares].
Mcd, mcdx cdrom drivers cleanup in 'module.h' includes.
Cyclades driver: bug fixes, extend error message, run as module.
Completely new Buslogic SCSI driver [Leonard Zubkoff].
Seagate driver reports some info in /proc.
ELF loader modularization cleanup.
More functions inlined all over kernel.
Oops!  Ioctl direction flags _IOC_READ, _IOC_WRITE were BACKWARDS in 1.3.41!
'struct arpreq' extended; binary compatible with old clients.
Major device NETLINK_MAJOR #36 added.
'sys_wait4' verifies 'ru' argument.
Ksyms: brelse -> __brelse; add __bforget, ei_close.

Net changes:
Massive ARP/cache/routing rewrite [ANK]         [IN]
AX.25 connect return fixed in using sock_error  [IN]
Proper netlink device major(36)                 [IN]
First parts of the SKIP support                 [IN, not useful]
TCP ICMP (SOSS should work again)               [IN]
IPFW support for TOS changing (Al Longyear)     [IN]
DECNET PPP test code                            [IN]
NFS root                                        [IN]
Path MTU discovery [ANK]                        [IN]

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