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Monitor detection problem.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org (OpenBSD Misc.)
- Subject: Monitor detection problem.
- From: "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh_(_at_)_nts_(_dot_)_umn_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 12:20:00 -0500 (CDT)
I need some help with the vt driver.
I have a switchbox that allows me to use one keyboard and one monitor with
up to four machines. The problem is that the vt driver (I think) probes
for the monitor type and, if it doesn't find the monitor at all, it stops
directing output to the screen. Both the console screen and console
keyboard become useless.
So I'm looking for a way to override this behavior and tell the driver
that I have a color monitor (it seems to be able to tell if it's color or
mono--which is cool).
Also, about the, er, um, <ctrl>-<alt>-<del> sequence... Many systems,
including Suns and the VAXes I used to work on, have some form of console
escape. I tried turning on the <ctrl>-<alt>-<del> sequence in the vt
driver and found to my horror that it causes an instant reset. No sync,
no shutdown, no nothing. Is there a way to change the behavior of this
escape, or is it considered too horrible to fix.
-- I have a shoehorn, the kind with teeth. --
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
crh_(_at_)_nts_(_dot_)_umn_(_dot_)_edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
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