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authorThomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org>2013-10-27 19:15:06 +0100
committerThomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org>2013-10-27 19:15:06 +0100
commit47e4d194dc36adfcfd2577fa4630c9fcded005d3 (patch)
treed16ffd2eeb74d1977fb3e9744e4a38befedb4ddf /hurd/console.mdwn
parentca39ad0592e9b99dac9d99c68bb36ef1d27f72df (diff)
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diff --git a/hurd/console.mdwn b/hurd/console.mdwn
index 55581870..10c74bf9 100644
--- a/hurd/console.mdwn
+++ b/hurd/console.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011,
-2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+2012, 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
@@ -37,8 +37,8 @@ where the numbered nodes represent virtual consoles and their contents are all
alike.
As the following graph shows, the console, input and display nodes are the
-interfaces used by the terminal server, input driver and display drivers
-respectively.
+interfaces used by the [[terminal server|translator/term]], input driver and
+display drivers respectively.
+------------------+ +-----------------+
| Input driver | | Terminal Server |
@@ -67,7 +67,8 @@ respectively.
+----------------+ +-----------------+
The input driver takes scancodes from the in-kernel kbd queue, translates them
-into characters and writes them to the input node. Then the terminal server
+into characters and writes them to the input node. Then the [[terminal
+server|translator/term]]
reads the console node taking the characters out of the console server.
Each of theese actions is actually an RPC handled by the translator on
@@ -110,7 +111,8 @@ Additional information about the console can be found in the [Hurd Console Tutor
**_The new Hurd console features:_**
-**A console server**, which provides a number of virtual consoles to term servers, with a full set of terminal capabilities.
+**A console server**, which provides a number of virtual consoles to [[term
+servers|translator/term]], with a full set of terminal capabilities.
The console server supports any encoding supported by iconv, but uses Unicode internally. The default encoding is ISO8859-1, another useful variant is UTF-8.
@@ -307,7 +309,13 @@ If you use mutt, install `mutt-utf8` package. For lynx, edit `/etc/lynx.cfg`, ma
If you use other applications, try to search with google for "application-name utf8" or "application-name unicode". Often you find what you need. The issues are the same for the GNU/Hurd and GNU/Linux systems, so most of the information can be shared, except how to setup the system console to support Unicode, of course.
-The `console-server` watches for new hurdio terms (devices translated with `/hurd/term`) and adds them to `/dev/vcs` automatically. What this means is, if you create a new tty with `MAKEDEV`, and then attach something to it, it will now appear in `/dev/vcs`. When a term is disconnected from, it disappears from `/dev/vcs`. `/libexec/getty` is what is usually attached to a term. You can see this automatic adding and removing of terms from the `console-server` by typing the following:
+The `console-server` watches for new [[hurdio terms (devices translated with
+`/hurd/term`)|translator/term]] and adds them to `/dev/vcs` automatically.
+What this means is, if you create a new tty with `MAKEDEV`, and then attach
+something to it, it will now appear in `/dev/vcs`. When a term is disconnected
+from, it disappears from `/dev/vcs`. `/libexec/getty` is what is usually
+attached to a term. You can see this automatic adding and removing of terms
+from the `console-server` by typing the following:
# cd /dev
# ls vcs/