Bug 155 - Console fonts messed up
Summary: Console fonts messed up
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-11-22 18:28 UTC by stone
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:22 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-28 16:29:14 UTC

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Description stone 1998-11-22 18:28:52 UTC
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
become upper-case..

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
Gnt=4.Max Lat=255.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xec000000.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-23 12:16:59 UTC
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.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-06-28 16:29:59 UTC
This does not seem to occur anymore with XFree86- that ships
with 6.0. Suggest upgrading to those.

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