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Old 04-22-2002, 08:46 AM   #1
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Question capital letters at the console


I'm using slack8, and when I booted it from the cdrom after re-installing so that i could change my lilo.conf and reboot, the fonts onthe console were capital only, no way to change and no effects on the running of programs. Thought it was a quirk even though I've never seen it before.

Now today I started the pc, left setiathome running, came home after a few hours and now it's jumped to capital letters for no reason. No way to get rid of it. Has anyone seen this?

BTW I have linux-2.4.18 and everything works, just in caps. when i am in XFree86 it's ok though. just on the console.....!

Cheers
Alim
 
Old 04-22-2002, 05:30 PM   #2
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You can change the console font with the slack setup utility or by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.fonts.

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Old 04-23-2002, 04:33 AM   #3
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No no, you misunderstand - the computer starts out fine, then when it's left for a while it looks like this:

/HOME/ALIM $ LS -AL

rather than this:

/home/alim % ls -al

which is strange. What I mean is that the font is the same, but I lose access to typing lowercase characters, and the shell doesn't seem to care about it either, accepting all uppercase.

Also strange is that after leaving the PC again for a few hours it went away again.

Hmmmmm....!

Cheers though
Alim
 
Old 04-23-2002, 05:16 AM   #4
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Strange. Do you have any kids runnin' around?

 
Old 04-23-2002, 09:37 AM   #5
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hahaha!!!! I hope not!!!! My girlfriend didn't tell me!!!!! Agh

Alim
 
Old 04-25-2002, 01:32 PM   #6
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Wink

Dude!

I had this problem and still don't realize why...

The funniest thing is when it happens during login, so I type

ROOT
PASSWD

and everything is strangely (not so?) ok....

However...

[]s

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