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    Default Fedora Is Unsure About 256 Color Terminals

    Phoronix: Fedora Is Unsure About 256 Color Terminals

    While Fedora releases tend to be ambitions on new Linux features and always living on the edge of the latest upstream code, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee is taking additional time to decide whether to have 256 color terminal support by default in Fedora 18...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEyNjU

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    this http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized looks cool


    sadly DE people seem to not care much about beauty

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    Default VT525

    Does Linux support VT525?

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    Just took it for a spin on my machine. No issues. Bring it on.

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    I'd like to see this on all *nix's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    this http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized looks cool


    sadly DE people seem to not care much about beauty
    That's convincing.. I'd much rather have 16 well chosen colours than 256 ugly ones.

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    The Linux terminal (i.e. those on virtual consoles) doesn't support 256 colors and will break if applications send 256 color codes to it.

    Can this be fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    The Linux terminal (i.e. those on virtual consoles) doesn't support 256 colors and will break if applications send 256 color codes to it.

    Can this be fixed?
    Not with the kernel's VT implementation, but if you are running a framebuffer console you can run fbterm which I believe supports 256 colors when TERM=fbterm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by signals View Post
    Not with the kernel's VT implementation, but if you are running a framebuffer console you can run fbterm which I believe supports 256 colors when TERM=fbterm.
    Why cant or doesn't it get fixed in the kernel's VT implementation?
    Is the kernel's VT implementation V220 or VT525 compliant or what is it?

    Why doesn't any distribution ship fbterm by default?

    What is the difference between fbterm and kmscon?

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