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Re: Inspiron laptop, framebuffer console

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 09:42:56 -0400
Aaron <aaron@core-dev.com> wrote:

> Hey folks-
> I finally got a framebuffer console to actually WORK on my Inspiron
> 4100 with its GeForce2 GO under Sarge 2.4.21 by compiling with only
> VESA framebuffer and 16-color VGA framebuffer support in the kernel.
> Now, though, the framebuffer works fine until the screen goes to sleep
> for a moment and then when it comes back on, it seems to think that
> the first line of the console is 3/4 of the way down the screen. I
> tried to `reset`, but that didn't change a thing. When I Ctrl-L to
> clear the display, the prompt goes right to that line 3/4 of the way
> down. It wraps around, though, when I do a long ls -al, it'll come
> back to the top and continue to draw down the screen.

That sounds like a BIOS problem. I saw it on an Inspiron 8000, when the BIOS
was upgraded past A17. Reverting to A17 fixed the problem.


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