LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
Erik Garrison
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: Debian, MEPIS flavor
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
display garbled (not corrupted) in linux console sessions


I'm running Debian 2.6.10, MEPIS distro on a Dell Inspiron 4150. I run Xinerama with two monitors (the LCD at 1024x768, and a big CRT on 1400X1050). Things work fine. I've got fluxbox's new xinerama support set up. Everything is dandy. Except... when I switch out of my X session into one of the consoles (read: any of the consoles) I get this garbled visual output.

Imagine the screen is divided into two halves, left and right. Each half is again divided into vertical bars, each two characters in width. Then, imagine we recombine these vertical bars, rebuilding the screen from the left (garbling, rather). We take the first one from the left half and follow it with the first one from the right half, the second one from the first half, second one from the right half, and so forth until the width of the original screen is exhausted and we have built a new, garbled version of the original screen.

I can deal with it if I know exactly what I'm typing, but it's sure a pain in the ass. I have no idea how to describe it and therefore can't find any information on the web, so I thought I would write a thread to try to address the problem.

Any ideas?
 
Old 10-24-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
rootboy
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mint 15
Posts: 770

Rep: Reputation: 51
I've had similar problems in the past, and "setfont" has always cleared it up for me.

Here's a cheatsheet:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Keyboard-a...e-HOWTO-4.html
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Framebuffer Console gets garbled after using Nvidia driver and entering/leaving X squirrels Linux - Hardware 6 06-16-2004 06:09 PM
installed fedora, display garbled after launching some apps elnomadkvn Linux - Newbie 7 04-09-2004 06:34 AM
Diagonal lines = garbled display Robert52 Linux - Hardware 3 03-06-2004 10:52 AM
Console text garbled cap'n leaky Slackware 6 09-06-2003 09:18 PM
VIrtual Console Garbled nxny Linux - Software 6 08-31-2002 10:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration