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Bug#185450: missing virtual terminal ioctl's

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Bug#185450: missing virtual terminal ioctl's
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:22:33 +0100

Package: hurd
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-03-19
Severity: wishlist

the VT_* ioctls for manipulating virtual terminals, defined in <sys/vt.h>
for GNU/Linux, are not implemented on GNU/Hurd.

for a description on what these should do, see the GNU/Linux Console
Programming HOWTO:

they are expected to act on /dev/tty and /dev/tty?, so /hurd/magic and
/hurd/term should be capable of recieving them.

VT_ACTIVATE is particularly important, as it's needed by Xfree86.
(note ioctl (open ("/dev/tty", flags), VT_ACTIVATE, N); should change
the display to the virtual console #N.)

of course, this only makes sense in the context of a configured
console server:


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux aragorn 2.2.22 #1 dl nov 25 21:59:43 CET 2002 i586
Locale: LANG=ca_ES.ISO-8859-1, LC_CTYPE=ca_ES@euro (ignored: LC_ALL set)

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