[Coco] Term display settings - NITROS9 L2

Wayne Campbell asa.rand at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 00:12:01 EDT 2018

Nitros9 level 2, as well as the original OS 9 level 2, has a term
descriptor for 80 column by 24 line. To change the colors from the default
green background and black text, all you need to do is add the appropriate
display commands to your startup file. I am not in front of my computer
right now, so I can't really give you the exact display codes for setting
the colors. As far as the term window goes, if you don't want to have to
rebuild your boot file to include the appropriate term descriptor, you can
use D mode to change the descriptor and rebuild your boot file that way, or
you can just include the D mode command in your startup file that will
change it to 80 columns and 24 lines at startup. This is all off the top of
my head, and I hope I'm remembering things correctly.


On Sat, Mar 31, 2018, 7:32 PM Rogelio Perea <os9dude at gmail.com> wrote:

> I asked this a long ago and I did have notes on it but apparently I wrote
> that on rice paper and the record is gone... bear with me:
> I usually setup three 80x24 screens under OS9 (NiterOS9 nowadays), back in
> the 20th century I learned how to modify Term_win so it would boot 80x24
> white letters on a black background, those offsets I am sure don't apply to
> NitrOS9 so here's the thing: what do I need to patch in there to have
> NitrOS9 boot like so instead of black letters on white?
> I am using release 3.3.0
> Also, how can I have the prompt default to OS9/whatever: on boot? I
> manually issue a p=OS9/@: on term and each window to have it that way but
> there has to be a better route to this. Putting it in the Startup file
> didn't work for me (unless I missed on something on the docs).
> Thanks!
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