Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155
Console fonts messed up
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:22:04 EDT
Console fonts get messed up when switching from
graphic mode to text VT.
a strange thing is that the font doesn't get
messed up totally randomly -- lowe-case characters often
a setfont will fix the screen.
Using SVGA server.
PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 11, function 0:
IDE interface: Acer Labs M5229 TXpro (rev 32).
Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. Master
Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=4.
I/O at 0xffa0.
Bus 0, device 4, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/DX or /GX (rev
Medium devsel. Master Capable. Latency=64. Min
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xec000000.
Using setfont is the currently recommended fix.
We have hopes that XFree86 3.3.3 (out this week) will fix this problem
with the ViRGE chipset cards.
This does not seem to occur anymore with XFree86-220.127.116.11 that ships
with 6.0. Suggest upgrading to those.