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Old 05-03-2004, 01:45 AM   #1
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Odd video problem


I have a machine running Slackware 9.0 with a 2.6.5 kernel. It is command line only.

When I look at a multi-page document, either with "man" or piped through "less", everything works fine while scrolling down.

However, when I press up to scroll back up, it doesn't. Instead, there is a single line at the very top of the screen that scrolls up, but the rest of the text doesn't move. It is a bit hard to explain really.

It must have something to do with the kernel, but I can't imagine what needs to be enabled for this to work. It is just a basic PCI video card, I wouldn't think anything special would be needed.

Anybody know what I need to enable to fix this odd problem?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:47 PM   #3
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This odd problem is because of your framebuffer. That little linux penguin you get on boot seems to screw things up sometimes in the framebuffer. Most of us have see that phenomenon before

There are a couple ways to get around it.
After boot, use something which takes up the whole screen, like vim or emacs, or mc.
Then it should work fine.

Don't use a framebuffer. (Worst solution... i like having a bigger screen in console.)

Disable the penguin logo in the kernel config and recompile.

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Old 05-03-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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There is no way to fix this? It never did it with the original kernel (and I was using framebuffer).
 
  


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