Anyway to scroll back text on a console?

marc zonzon marc.zonzon at
Sun Apr 18 03:44:35 EDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Delbert Franz <ddf at> wrote:
> It is easy to switch from one console to another on the Nanonote.
> However, after a bit of experimentation, I have not be able to get
> scroll back to work.  That would be nice, since it is common to have
> lines scroll off the screen.  This is especially true with the
> inherently small number of lines visible on the Nanonote.
>                 Delbert Franz
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Shift volup, shift voldown scroll up and down on the console, to have
multipe console you can switch with alt-F1, altF2, alt-F3. If you have
compiled chvt in busybox (I did but it was not in the last release)
you can also use chvt <console number>, you can also use screen, and
launch as many virtual screen you want with ctrl-A C, then you can no
more use the same scrolling method but have a copy buffer with past
history, that you can access with Ctrl-A [.


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