Bug 155 - Console fonts messed up
Console fonts messed up
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-11-22 13:28 EST by stone
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-28 12:29:14 EDT
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Description stone 1998-11-22 13:28:52 EST
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 07:16:59 EST
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 12:29:59 EDT
This does not seem to occur anymore with XFree86- that ships
with 6.0. Suggest upgrading to those.

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