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Re: Inspiron laptop, framebuffer console

On -3181-Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 11:08:00AM -0400, Kevin McKinley <ronin2@bellatlantic.net> spake thus,
> 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.

It stopped happening after I switched my BIOS not to do anything when
I close the lid. I know, sounds like it was probably something else,
and maybe it was, but that's all I changed and now I can safely
suspend with the keyboard shortcut and everything. Console remains
stable. Weird.

Aaron Bieber
Graphic Design // Web Design

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