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Re: Small "package" on console after starting X



On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 11:41:41PM -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> On 10/8/07, Douglas A. Tutty <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 05:15:55PM -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> > > I have this odd phenomenon, which I suspect indicates some sort of attack.
> > >
> > > After I start X, when I return to a console (with Ctl-Alt-Fx) there's
> > > what looks like a little package sitting in the bottom, right-hand
> > > quarter of my screen.  After I Alt-7 back to X, and then Ctl-Alt-Fx
> > > back to a console, it's gone.  Any ideas what it might be, and how to
> > > rid myself of it?  I've used rkhunter and chkrootkit, neither of which
> > > reports anything amiss, but that may be meaningless.
> >
> > What does this package look like?  Is it a single non-alphanumeric char?
> 
> No, I don't think so, as it's bigger (maybe 4x) than the other
> characters on the console.  And it's bright, where everything else,
> after I launch X, is dim.  Weird, I know.  I'll see if I can take a
> picture of it.

Do you use a frame-buffer for your text console?  If so, it could be
video memory corruption (garbage left around during the switch).

Doug.



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