about the new COL and WCOL settings

J. Jones jjones at darkside.dynup.net
Tue Jul 31 18:08:32 PDT 2001

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 08:33:23PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> Hi guys,
> The auto detect of COL and WCOL settings works fine, but I believe it
> may be better to revert back to the old state.
> Why?
> If you start with a high vga resolution, then your OK, ATTN and FAILED
> message will appear at the far right side of the screen (as expected),
> but the text leading up to it (ie: starting blah...) is probably never
> long enough to reach that far, so if you have a few ATTN's or FAILED
> mixed with OK's then it's just hard to see which line is causing the
> status message. With the old setting (COL=70, WCOL=50) this is much
> clearer when you run in a higher resolution.
> So, I strongly recommend changing back to the old way, but I'd like to
> hear comments from you guys first.

I agree.. I gave it a spin here and found it rather unreadable (fb @
1024x768).  I'm back to the old way.

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