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Old 09-05-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
cap'n leaky
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Console text garbled


Hi, I'm a relative noob to linux and particularly Slack. I had used Mandrake before.

My problem is everything was working fine with my system, but last night I installed xfce4.

I had been running gdm on boot, but I had set the run level back to the console so I could try xfce4, my default in was gnome before.

Everything worked fine (xfce4 is awsome by the way), but when I leave X and get back to the console, the text is all funky with all kinds of ascii characters, that it's unreadable.

If I switch to another console the text is normal, but the first console (tty0 or tty1?) stays mixed up.

Anybody see anything like this?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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Yup, I have the same thing. I'm using Enlightenment and when I logout I also get garbled text. The only solution I've found so far is to simply type "logout" (I can't see what I'm typing, but it works). After that I get a normal login in prompt and after login it all stays normal.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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That's what I've been doing, thanks. It's not a big deal, just a little weird.
At least it's not just me.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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I've had the same thing... If i figure out a fix, i'll be sure to post it.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 06:04 PM   #5
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This isn't a solution, but it may save a step: try typing 'reset' instead of logging out and back in.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 09-06-2003, 06:07 PM   #6
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Oh well, at least that's a bit more elegant! Thanks.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 08:18 PM   #7
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Aye, "reset" fixes me up after I do something stupid like cat an mp3 file.
 
  


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