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Old 01-22-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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screen scrolls too low.


i have a problem that anytime i run a gui component of my system, kde, wm, when i exit out the terminal has changed sizes so that the cursor scrolls off the BOTTOM of the screen.

typing clear can get me back to the top, but this is an annoying side effect and i wonder how to remedy it. where does one start looking to fix this?



Old 01-22-2003, 02:28 AM   #2
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I can't say I've seen this one but you might want to try
tput reset
and see what happens. This would reset the terminal to the default settings. I typically use this after I accidently cat a binary file


Old 01-24-2003, 12:28 AM   #3
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thanks for the idea, but i'd tried that already and it doesn't resolve the problem.

i'm not sure, but i have the suspicion that xfree or something related to that is changing my settings at a more basic hardware level than just the terminal. what's even stranger is that all the virtual terminals have the same problem after running x.

is there some way that i can see how wide or tall the terminal is configured to be? some utility that will probe the monitor and / or graphics card to determine who is writing to the area below the visible screen?

thanks again,

Old 01-24-2003, 03:17 AM   #4
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If you start X using startx, try redirecting the output to /dev/null or to a log file.

E.g. (sh/ksh/bash)
startx > /dev/null 2>&1
startx > ~/.xlog 2>&1[/i]
Old 01-24-2003, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have that problem when I use screen fonts with different resolutions than the default 40x80 or whatever it is. One font I picked turned the screen into total chaos when I came out of X. My fix was to use a different font but that is really a workaround since I was worried about other stuff working. If you figure it out post what works, I'd sure like to know.


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