Re: how to reset the console?
On Sun, Apr 18, 1999 at 06:56:00PM +0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> If it's any good to you Rob, I could run savetextmode on my machine and
> post it to you. I'd hate to see you lose your uptime :)
> Can anyone on the list see a reason why this wouldn't work ?
That would be something to try, I guess. The only problem that I can
forsee is that I have my machine booting to something besides the
80x24 character screen and I can't remember which one it was (the vga
option in lilo.conf -- mine says "9" but I seem to remember that menu
being machine-dependent). So unless you happened to do the same thing
then I'll have to figure out how to hot-switch that. Shouldn't be too
If there are any dark secrets of vga incompatibility floating around
out there, this would be a very good time to air them. I think it
says a lot about the stability and flexibility of Linux that I haven't
had a console since Wednesday and my machine is still accessible (and
would be even if I didn't have xdm running, though that would be a lot
harder), but I have no desire to make my monitor explode because I'm
too stubborn to reboot.
Please Cc: to me at email@example.com. And thanks for the help.
You're all pretty cool.
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