Bug#524666: installation-guide: Document the use of TERM= for serial consoles
Frans Pop, le Sun 19 Apr 2009 00:08:37 +0200, a écrit :
> On Saturday 18 April 2009, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > The attached patch adds documentation for the use of TERM= for serial
> > consoles.
> Is this really useful given that D-I only supports ansi, bterm, linux and
> vt102 (for a default install that is and AFAICT)?
That's already much better than only dumb emulation.
> That would at the very least need to be documented as well,
> but I really would like some concrete examples here before I consider
> adding anything.
That makes using arrows & such work while with dumb emulation you are
mostly out of luck. IIRC that also makes non-ASCII characters work.
> Even then it seems to me that a more logical choice would be to have D-I
> set a better default in cases where the current default is not optimal
> (through the /lib/debian-installer(-startup).d scripts).
Mmm, how can it detect whether a full-fledged linux terminal or a dumb
terminal is used?