Re: Getting a cursor in console
On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 11:45:02PM -0500, Harvey Ussery wrote:
> I installed DebianPPC3.0(Woody) on an 800Mhz iMac 17"LCD. When working
> in Debian in a console, either from the command line or within a text
> editor (nano), I don't have a cursor marking the point of input. This is
> a little disconcerting, especially in those contexts where the presence
> or absence of white space is critical.
> How can I configure my console so that the point-of-input cursor will
> always be present?
the cursor might be set to the same color as the background and
is therefore invisible or simply set to invisible mode. To make the
cursor non-blinking, visible and white enter
echo -e '\033[?17;0;500c'
If this helps take a look at the kernel documentation for details,
the relevant part is "Software cursor for vga" (file VGA-softcursor.txt)
Hope this helps. If not, please report back what graphic card you're
using and whether you're using a console framebuffer (tux up in the
corner during boot ;-) )