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Re: Improvement ;)

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca> writes:

> On Thu, 30 Apr 1998 vaidhy@wwdg.com wrote:
> > 2. Make sure that the color monitors are supported automatically from the installation screen itself.
> Thats a good point, who actually has a truely MONO screen anymore? I've
> got lots of 'mono' VGA screens (grey scale actually) and I have one true
> mono screen on the floor someplace, it connects an old 8bit herc card.
> Why can't we just have a note at the bottom of the intro screen (in black
> on white) saying "Press M to go to black and white"
> I think machines with a mono video card (ie a herc) would be unable to run
> Debian in the first place, and a greyscale screen doesn't need mono
> support.
> Jason

Depending on the kernel you will have a monochrom console on various
m68k Graphics boards.

It should be possible to query the kernel what type of console it is
and thus set the TERM correctly.

The same might work on hercules boards, but might be more tricky.

May the Source be with you.

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