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Old 06-09-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
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issues with the virtual console

hi, i jus installed Redhat fedora core 4, and when i try to use the virtual console, by pressing ctrl+alt+F1, the console comes up but with a blue border around the outside. The border is the width of a character, and i could live with that, but the text on the far left is cut in two. I can only see half of the charachter that is supposed to be against the edge of the screen, but the *other* half appears on the right side of the screen. I dont quite know what to do to fix this... if anybody could help me that wuold be appreciated.
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What distro are you using, what graphics adaptor does the
machine use?

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i dunno if this will help at all, but i was running fedora core 2, and the tty terminals worked fine... then i reinstalled ova that, and put fedora core 4 on, which is now not perfect.

by distro... where do i find that?

sorry, im a n00b...

graphics adaptar is also a problem. I know its old, 97 i think, but i dont know how to find it out with linux, and i cant remember from when i was running windows.

i could move harddrives around between pc's, but there must be an easier way to find it out?

im not sure. Sorry if this isnt helpful.

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What happens when you type in clear or `tput reset' or something like that?
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Ok. First, tput reset didnt do anything, the border was still there.
Second, my distro is 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4, if thats what you wanted.
third, i dont have a graphics card, only an onboard chip, which is an intel 82810e Graphics controller.

thanks, bobby
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just so you know,
by distro we mean distribution, in your case it's fedora core 4
2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 is your kernel version.
when you post a message for help, it's best to give as much info on your system as you can. It helps to get to the solution faster.
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sorry, im still a noob... only used linux for the last month, still unsure about what stuff means.


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