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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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).