Hello there. I have a Debian Sarge running on my pc, and after a bit of struggling I managed to get a working bootsplash on a vesa framebuffer. However, I can't manage to fix this issue: whenever I am in console mode and open a file that is longer than the screen (using less, vim and the like), I can't scroll back, neither using the arrow keys nor the Page Up key.
Here is what man looks like after a couple of up keys:
look for the most recent log file in /var/cache/modass (or the user-specified location).
ESC[A # This appears when I press the up
install # Now I pressed down
Notice that when I press the down arrow the line shown is the one it should be displaying, but the rest of the screen doesn't refresh.
This doesn't happen when the vesafb is disabled. I have an NVIDIA TNT2 graphics card (the driver doesn't seem to help, tried both), on an Athlon processor.
My boot parameters (/boot/grub/menu.lst):
title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-felipe
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-felipe root=/dev/hda5 ro vga=0x317 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr
I have tried leaving out the video parameter, but it doesn't seem to solve the problem. The documentation for the vesafb (in the source tree) mentions ypan as an alternative to ywrap, but it doesn't seem to fix it (the other option is redraw, but it is the default, so I didn't explicitly test it).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PS: If someone know a program to take screenshots outside of X, please let me know so I can provide some decent output.