Re: Serial Console mini HOWTO

Harvey Fishman (
Sat, 4 May 1996 23:54:21 -0400 (EDT)

In <> Alan Cox <> says

> > Yep. Old Hercules cards are even cheaper, though you can't set them to
> > higher text resolutions (debugging with 80x5 is _awful_ compared to 132x43,
> > even if you have to strain your eyes a little...).
> Matthias: use X and a small font for the hercules card. No worse than an
> old sun3

Regardless of the font that you use a Herc has 720x350 pixels. Only so
much that you can do with that and still have it readable. 120x43 would
be about the most that you could fit with a 5x7 font and one pixel space
in each direction. Hercs were NOT noted for the flexibility in the low
level display format that later systems were capable of.


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