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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?


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