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Old 05-06-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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Two Tuxes with block of white space???

First, some background...

I did a clean fresh base install of Woody 3.0rc1 2.4.18 and then dist-upgrade to Sid. I installed module-init-tools and kernel-package. I then compiled the 2.6.5 kernel from the Debian source package. The compile and install went smoothly and things are reasonably stable. It is an SMP enabled kernel.

Now, the problem is that when I boot into 2.6.5 things go fine until the logo appears. I get two Tuxes (I'm assuming one for each cpu???) next to each other at the top left of the screen where "it" would normally appear, but now to the right of the second Tux the screen has a large block of white space.

Once the pc finishes booting and I log on and "clear" the console, there seems to be a "phantom" block at the top of the screen. The prompt is still at the top left of the screen, but dmesg or any "less" output has it's first several lines "blocked" by the "phantom" block at the top...

Any thoughts or ideas (yes, I know I could simply recombile and remove the logo, but I would like to fix it!)

Thanks in advance!
Old 07-04-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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Switching virtual consoles, hitting ctrl-L in the shell and/or command "reset" cleans the mess up.


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