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Old 06-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
Hosiah
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Slackware 10.1 console font problem?


So I get Slackie going, I can customize the console font either with "setconsolefont" or editing /etc/rc.d/rc.font or even for individual logins using "setfont blah___" in their startup script. All is well.

(90% of everything I do on a computer involves reading or writing, so I actually spend most of my time in non-Desktop mode!)

The problem is, when I "startx", get the desktop, and then shut it back down again and return to console mode, the console seems to have forgotten how big my screen is. I have it set to a smaller font (-12s) so I have more text on the screen at once. When I come back from desktop, my prompt, cursor, and whatever I'm typing are off the bottom of the monitor!

I can type blind, of course. I type "clear" and get a prompt back to the top, but of course we're going to scroll off the bottom again eventually.

I reboot and it's fine again. I can stay in console mode and do anything. It's only when I return from Desktop to console that this shows up.

16 " monitor. Doesn't happen with the "mod_d.fnt" default font. Happens with (so far) every other font I've tried. Happens with every available window manager, from KDE 3.3 to TWM! All other monitor configuration factors appear normal i.e. graphics display correctly, xterm works, no other problems evident.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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Do you have a nvidia video card and frambuffer enabled ?
if yes, do you use the nvidia driver for X ?
if yes, is this feature enabled in kernel : VGA 16-color graphics support
if yes, recompile your kernel without this feature, use
VESA VGA graphics support instead
 
Old 06-17-2005, 01:25 AM   #3
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Nope, it's an STD Velocity 128 (RIVA 128) running on an HP Pavilion monitor (sorry, should have said, especially since I'm a flea-market hardware shopper!).

If it's actually a matter of re-compiling my kernel, I'll wait til I have a more important reason to do that, thanks! I can live with the default font that doesn't give me problems, or run a script to set/unset it to my specs when I enter/leave the console...or?

Thank, anyway!
 
  


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