Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-14-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,215
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 49
How restore correct black screen mode?

If I run a program that does something like change the character set of the black screen, e.g. aview, then, after the program has executed, the black screen is still using the new charachter set, making it unreadable.

Ditto if it does something to vga, like Doom2 or zgv - the vga image viewer, the black screen in left in the new vga mode and is unreadable.

So how to return the screen to correct mode?

Old 04-14-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
Stéphane Ascoët
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Orleans, 120 km south of Paris
Distribution: Mandrake, Freeduc (the one I'm making), Slackware, MacOS X
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 39

Type "reset"
Old 04-15-2008, 12:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,215
Blog Entries: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 49
Originally Posted by Stéphane Ascoët View Post
Type "reset"
Thought I'd tried that. Any road your post has the stamp of authority about it so I'd better try it again.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
black screen after installation (now using text mode) rock0night Linux - Laptop and Netbook 10 03-28-2008 12:35 PM
Log in screen won-t show up, I get a black screen and mouse pinter on waiting mode Nis2k Linux - General 1 03-26-2008 09:32 PM
Black Screen instead of Login screen in Graphical Mode synkronus SUSE / openSUSE 8 05-04-2007 08:17 AM
SUSE 10.1 boot gives Black Screen in Failsafe mode salukidawgs Linux - Desktop 1 09-05-2006 12:24 PM
exit slack gives a black screen, not a text mode jayandstuff Slackware 5 12-20-2004 11:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration