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RE: Screen messed up
From: Arkadiy Chapkis - Arc (achapkismail.dls.net)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 12:02:53 CDT
I do have a matrox millennium, and
kernel-2.4.18-27.7.x.hp and XFree-22.214.171.124.4hp from updates for RH7.2
I don't know how to check if it's a kernel with fb text mode though. Will try
re-installing XFree rpm's later tonight. Thank you.
>You run XFree-4.2 on a matrox millennium and use a kernel with framebuffer
>text mode? I also got garbled text consoles after X has been started up
>at least once per cold boot. I don't know the exact reason, but a non-framebuffer
>textmode kernel and re-installing the XFree86 RPMs over the old install fixed
>it for me.
>From: Arkadiy Chapkis - Arc [mailto:achapkismail.dls.net]
>Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 16:27
>Subject: Screen messed up
> Hello everyone,
> I'm having a strange problem with console on my Miata (PWS500a). Everything
>was OK until I ran Xconfigurator and chose a high resolution. I saw an X
>picture, but when I returned to console, the screen was messed up on all the
>virtual consoles. I thought reboot will help, but it didn't - I could see
>everything come up and then all of a sudden I had the console screen messed up
>again (while still in text mode). I can type commands there,
>can start X (comes up ok), can login remotely, but when in text console mode,
>all I see is different color boxes instead of letters, cursor and a background.
>I wonder if anyone experience that before and can help me fix this.
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