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Old 10-06-2003, 03:36 AM   #1
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Console text "sticking"

I installed Debian 3.0 r1 on my Dell Dimension XPS 200 last night, and almost everything has gone OK. Its an old computer, but I intend on making use of its disk space at least.

CPU: Intel Pentium I - mxx 200mhz
RAM: 32mb
HD: 2 partitions, a 2gb, and a 1gb (with debian on).

When debian is booting up, the first 5 lines of the console display a nice little picture of the linux penguin. Half way through the booting sequence, the colours on the image, for lack of a better phrase, go funny. Like they have inverted or something. So, ok, when its finished booting, it will stay there (still is its warped form). If I do a command like "top", which fills the entire screen, the penguin will disappear, and it will run as normal. When I exit top, the first five lines (the space in which the image took up) appear to be stuck. By this, I mean the console acts as if the image was still there, and it was "protecting" the text, but the image has been written over with the top command.

If I type "clear", the screen clears as normal, but by the time I have filled a screen with commands/output, I realise that the same problem is still there.

I don't think this is monitor specific, as when I tried running Slackware to install it, I somehow managed to get it running from the CD (which was by no means what I set out to do...).
Old 10-08-2003, 03:57 AM   #2
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this is weird...
when I run mc in cosole and than exit it the logo is not there anymore and it isn't protected either....

My problem is that I would like to restore the image but I don't know how...
Old 10-13-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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Stormski, try changing the vga=<value. section in your lilo.conf. That may get rid of the penguin entirely.
Old 10-14-2003, 02:52 AM   #4
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Bit late for that now, I've installed Red Hat 9 instead, and its done nothing but run smoothly since I put the disc(s) in, so I'm sticking with it.


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