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Noticed TCRT does not give proper results in Darwin terminal.app. Using DEC control codes, some of them can be done.
White on black: Write( ESC, '[7m' ); Bright on black: Write( ESC, '[7;1m' );
How to get a bigger textmode screen under Windows?
Adapt the properties of the IDE shortcut (set a 7 bit wide font if needed), or, if you prefer to execute from the command line, make a batch file that contains:
MODE CON COLS=132 LINES=70 fp
How to change codepage locally under Windows?
This has never been confirmed, but the sequence below was recommended to a Japanese IDE user who had the default codepage set to Japanese, while the IDE requires CP437 (Mantis 9649):
- set the console font to Lucida Console
- execute chcp 850
- start the IDE
Physical Terminal (udev) problems
There appears to be an additional wrinkle when using a user virtual terminal. Symptoms: The User Screen overwrites the IDE screen. Analysis: In ~/ide/fpusrscr.pas source code, in 'constructor TLinuxScreen.Init;', where FName = '/dev/vcsa/x'
TYFd:= fpOpen(FName, &666, O_RdWr);
always returns a '-1' due to the standard udev permissions for /dev/vcc/a* . Brute force work-around: As root, chmod 666 /dev/vcc/a*" or edit /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules to make the permissions at boot: original: KERNEL=="vcsa[0-9]*", NAME="vcc/a%n", SYMLINK+="%k", GROUP="tty" to: KERNEL=="vcsa[0-9]*", NAME="vcc/a%n", SYMLINK+="%k", GROUP="tty", MODE="666" Other: Maybe there is an underlying incompatibility between grab_vcsa and udev ?