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Re: Getting a cursor in console

Joe Malik wrote:

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'

Thanks, Joe, this seems to have done the trick--I now have my white flashing cursor.

If this helps take a look at the kernel documentation for details, the relevant part is "Software cursor for vga" (file VGA-softcursor.txt)

I'm embarassed to say so, but I couldn't find doc specifcally for kernel. I looked in /usr/doc & /usr/share/doc

Thanks again.    --Harvey

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