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Old 12-10-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
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Screen refresh


How do you refresh or reinitialize the screen in Mandrake 10.0 text mode?
I am getting some pretty ugly screen corruption...but it still accepts commands and stuff. I can barely read it, but it is functional. I would like to reset the text mode to 80x25 mode because it seems to be in something higher like 800x600.

As a side note, I'm running mandrake in vmware, and this happens whenever I kill X. When I am working in X and when the system is booting up in text mode, it looks perfect.

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Old 12-10-2004, 01:38 PM   #2
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Maybe the command ¨reset¨ will help. It doesn´t change the mode, but clears the screen, like the ¨cls¨ command in DOS.
I think the console cannot be switched from framebuffer to normal text mode while running.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response...unfortunately, it didn't help.
It did reset the screen, but it didn't clear up the corruption.
I think I need to reset the video mode. Any idea where or how to do that?

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Old 12-11-2004, 02:27 AM   #4
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If you are running a terminal session, just enter the command "clear" (no quotes) to clear the display. HTH -- J.W.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:17 PM   #5
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Both of these commands will clear the screen, but they don't actually re-initialize the video mode. can I change the video mode? How can I tell which vid mode it is going into when I kill X?

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Old 12-12-2004, 03:30 AM   #6
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To see the video mode in framebuffer console type "fbset". The refresh rate may not be true, but it shows the resolution, however I´m afraid I can´t suggest you a way to reinitialise the console, except booting in standart text mode.
 
  


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