Re: fbcon scrolling madness + fbset corruption

From: James Simmons (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 15:26:10 EST

> So it looks like something isn't limiting the yoffset in the generic
> console layer; an xoffset of 2392 when the maximum virtual Y is 1632
> is just nonsense.

I'm going to need to do some heavy cleaning in the next few days.

> I also noticed an additional problem with fbcon: if I change the
> resolution using fbset, the change occurs, except I end up with
> corrupted mess on the screen (the reminents of the original display.)
> The shell prompt is nowhere to be seen.
> Hitting ^L clears the screen and then the shell prompt is visiable.

The method to use now is stty to change the console mode. It works :-)
fbset is used to change the variable the vt terminals are not familiar
with such as bpp.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Feb 15 2003 - 22:00:44 EST