[Coco] Term display settings - NITROS9 L2

Rogelio Perea os9dude at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 12:33:29 EDT 2018

On Sun Apr 1 2018, Robert Gault wrote:

Rogelio Perea wrote:
>> 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?
> In addition to the other answers you have received, you can use the
> command XMODE to change preset Window parameters.
> xmode /term
> Will display the current settings for Term. You can add to the command
> parameters ex.
> xmode /term fgc=00 bgc=02 dbc=02
> to change the foreground, background, and border colors. You will not see
> an immediate change but then enter
> cobbler /d0
> or whatever drive you booted from. The next time you boot, you will have
> the new colors. Those above give white letters on a black background.

That's it! the XMODE way had escaped me - I thought I had modpatched the
term descriptor or something in the past.

Just did as mentioned here (fixing the small typo on dbc=02 which should be
bdc=02) and now I have the term screen I was looking for.

Thanks much Robert (and all) for the suggestions.

-- RP

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