Note: This pertains to the console only, not terms within X.
When I was running Redhat, my favourite pagers 'less' and 'more' would instantly display a new page when the spacebar key is pressed.
Now in Slackware, the pagers scroll the new page into view. And scrolling is mighty slow, and resource intensive (This is on a Compaq Armada 1540DM, Pentium-MMX@150MHz, 32MB ram).
Something like my situation is described in the Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO:
There are two ways to get a screen to scroll. The first, called `hard scrolling', is to leave the text in video memory as it is, but change the viewing origin. This is very fast. The second, called `soft scrolling', involves moving all screen text up or down. This is much slower....
And it goes on to reference the kernel boot time option "no-scroll", but that is not enbled in my lilo.conf
How would I get that instant response from redhat, without going redhat?