Re: Scrolling text

Alan Cox (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 13:16:42 +0000 (GMT)

> console window? For example, if the console size is 50 rows by 80 columns,
> and I only want to scroll the text in the region (18,23) by (32,45) how
> would this be done? Is there a syscall I could use? I don't want to


> have to compile in curses, which I don't have a clue on how to use anyway.

Time to learn - curses is actually pretty nice to use

> I would like to be able to access video text memory directly
> (at 0x000B8000) but I don't think that is possible. Any suggestions?

But it isnt always at B8000 physically, it might be mono, it might be
in SVGA bitmapped modes, it might even be remote on a vt100 terminal

There are good reasons curses exists.


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