[Coco] Better display
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Fri Mar 23 23:38:03 EDT 2012
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:46:10PM -0400, Bill wrote:
> I have a OLD TV that does not show off the NitrOS9 window very well. I need
> some advise about what to type in to change the green 80 column display to a
> white background 40 column display. I'd love to have my NitrOS9 boot up to
> it, but I'll type in a change every time if I have to .
I can't get to my CoCo right now so I'm going to have to leave out
some details here.
Solution 1: use display. edit /dd/startup with your favorite text
editor. Add the lines: (lines that start with * are comments)
*close current window
display 1b 24 > /term
display 1b 20 01 00 00 28 18 02 00 00 > /term
*1b 20 = create new window
*01 type 1 - 40 col text screen
*00 00 starting col and row
*28 18 size in hex (40x24)
*02 foreground color (black in default rgb palette)
*00 00 background and border color (white ....)
(Color codes may be diffent depending on your montype, rather another
command has changed the palette, and the phase of the moon. :)
Solution 2: use wcreate. nearly the same thing, but in decimal. I
don't use wcreate, you'll have to look it up.
Solution 3: build a new boot disk. Swap out term_win80.dw for
term_win40.dw in your BOOTLIST/standard.bl. If you like you can also
swap out rel_80 with rel_40 in SCRIPTS/mb to make the NITROS-9 BOOT
screen be 40-col.
Solution 4: edit OS9Boot. Use a hex editor and edit the type and
size in the term module directly. Make sure you have the SCF device
descriptor description in your hand before you start this.
Solution 5: use xmode(?) and cobbler. I think you can use xmode to
change the in-memory device descriptor, then use cobbler to write your
current OS image to a new boot disk, but I don't use that method so
I'm unsure on the exact details.
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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