Re: black/blank screen with kon2
In <[🔎] 3EB912AA.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
on Wed, 07 May 2003 23:05:30 +0900,
on black/blank screen with kon2,
> I `apt-get install'ed the packages kon2 and konfont. Then I tried to
> start `kon' but only got a black/blank screen. If I switching between
> the kon started console and an other console I can see sometimes
> something (don't ask me what, I am not that fast with my eyes!). If I
My Note PC (NEC Lavie-Z LZ3001A) behaves as yours when
"Screen Expansion" is enabled with BIOS setting.
Now I disabled that expansion from BIOS setting menu,
and kon2 works well.
Graphic chips on My Note PC is ATI Rage Mobility.
Following is quoted from /var/log/XFree86.0.log:
(--) ATI(0): ATI 3D Rage Mobility graphics controller detected.
(--) ATI(0): Chip type 4C52 "LR", version 4, foundry TSMC, class 0, revision 0x01
> Kanji ON Console ver.0.3.9 (2000/04/09)
> KON> video type `VGA' selected
> KON> hardware scroll mode.
> /usr/bin/fld> load JISX0201.1976-0 in shmem(_some numbers_): 4096 Byte
> /usr/bin/fld> load JISX0208.1983-0 in shmem(_some numbers_): 241824 Bytes
> KON> fatal error: Terminated
> I don't understand the first `/usr/bin/fld>...', because there is no
> such an entry in `/etc/kon.cfg'.
Maybe your /etc/kon.cfg has these entries:
gzip -d < /usr/share/fonts/kon/pubfont.a.gz | /usr/bin/fld -t minix -n
gzip -d < /usr/share/fonts/kon/pubfont.k.gz | /usr/bin/fld -t minix -n
I think that pubfont.a.gz has the fonts for JISX0201.1976-0,
and pubfont.k.gz for JISX0208.1983-0.
("Startup" means the default entry.)
> Furthermore I found no logs in /var/log/ and cause most of the
> documentation is written in japanese (without the ability to display
> japanese) I am unable to read it.
I think you can read English manual page with "LANG=C man kon".
And yes most of the documents under /usr/share/doc/kon2 is written
in Japanese, but nothing of them explains about your trouble.
I think this is machine (or graphic chips) specific issue.
> Anybody out there, who can help (would be very appreciated)?
If your system has "Video Screen Expansion" switch in the BIOS
setting menu, then just try disabling it.
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