[lfs-dev] resizecons not installed by kbd

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Thu May 10 16:45:04 PDT 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:20:34AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:11:34AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > 
> >  There is a patch in the OpenSuse srpm, against configure.ac - I can
> > see them applying it, but I don't see what sort of autofoo they use
> > to update configure.  Weird, but since it has gone upstream I look
> > at using sed on configure, or failing that a patch.
> > 
>  Patching configure.ac without updating configure.in or configure,
> and then running ./configure. appears to have done the job.  Colour me
> *very* confused.  Retesting.
 The build system of kbd is clever enough to reconfigure itself!
*very_weird*.  BUT, the required videomodes files are missing.

 OpenSuse (again) has a bug for this on x86_64, but it is open.

 Looking in the source, I can't find 'videomodes' in any of the
Makefile* variants.  So, a question for people using 32-bit x86 :
does resizecons work for you ?  If so, is this on kbd-1.15.2 or
1.15.3 ?  And which videomodes files do you have ?

 A very old document at
suggests that the command 'restoretextmode -w COLSxROWS' (e.g.
132xSomething) is needed to create these files, but I don't have
such a command.

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