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    Phoronix: Better Mouse Reporting For The Linux Virtual Terminal Is Being Worked On

    The mouse reporting functionality offered by the Linux VT console is rather basic and seemingly seldom used by text-based, mouse-aware programs. However, a series of patches was sent out this week for improving the implementation to provide for more xterm-like mouse reporting...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ouse-Reporting

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    What did that mouse do? Why it has to be reported?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by eydee View Post
      What did that mouse do? Why it has to be reported?
      It ate the forbidden cheese.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by eydee View Post
        What did that mouse do? Why it has to be reported?
        It used the wrong gender pronoun.

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        • #5
          It couldn't find the save option in vim

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          • #6
            It was a Microsoft Mouse and tried to embrace and extend the console.

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            • #7
              This is pretty amazing, now imagine if you could pair this with a 4K terminal with 24-bit color (8 bpp), and a background wallpaper. 🤤

              It seems the Linux console downgrades 24-bit colors to 16 foregrounds and 8 backgrounds. 😥
              https://github.com/torvalds/linux/co...4d0a2a984c67b4
              Last edited by uid313; 07-07-2020, 07:24 AM.

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              • #8
                When you have an fbdev console, you can run fb programs on it - a fancy terminal emulator with 256 color support included. That means the kernel does not have to be bloated with such, because it can be snug in a userspace program, which is also great for security.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  This is pretty amazing, now imagine if you could pair this with a 4K terminal with 24-bit color (8 bpp), and a background wallpaper. 🤤

                  It seems the Linux console downgrades 24-bit colors to 16 foregrounds and 8 backgrounds. 😥
                  https://github.com/torvalds/linux/co...4d0a2a984c67b4
                  And anti-aliased fonts.

                  And tabs.




                  It is true though that sometimes I need more colors in the console, and more so after Minecraft added RGB support in 1.16 *cries extremely loudly and breathes too fast to the point his throat bleeds and his eyes dry*

                  OK, I was just joking with the last one.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uxmkt View Post
                    When you have an fbdev console, you can run fb programs on it - a fancy terminal emulator with 256 color support included. That means the kernel does not have to be bloated with such, because it can be snug in a userspace program, which is also great for security.
                    No way to start it on all consoles by default when the kernel boots up...

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