[lug] How can I test a codepage module?

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Thu Aug 22 19:10:13 MDT 2002

Michael Hirsch wrote:
> I have a production box that has a kernel which doesn't have the
> standard code pages installed on it.  It doesn't appear to be a problem,
> but there are errors in /var/log/messages.
> I compiled those modules, and have a test machine with the same kernel. 
> The modules load fine on the test machine, but I have no idea how to
> test whether they are working.  I don't know how to generate the errors
> at will.  The only way I know to test would be to install the modules on
> the production machine, but I'd *really* like to test them, first.
> So, how can I force codepage to be used?  The ones in question are the
> standard wester european ones: nls_iso8859-1 nls_cp437
> Any tips appreciated.  This has long been a mystery to me, but I never
> really needed to understand it, before.
> Thanks,
> Michael

If you logged in to a regular console, and used a text-based web browser 
(e.g., lynx), and went to a web page using that character set, maybe it 
would show up correctly. I'm not sure if using an X11-based browser 
would depend on the same support, maybe it would use other fonts.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

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