Re: Console screwed up - was: Re: Kernels -in and out

Kai Schulte (
Tue, 14 May 1996 19:36:05 +0200 (MESZ)

On Mon, 13 May 1996, Matty wrote:

> What I think Alan meant was a SVGAlib program that puts the console into a
> weird mode - I've had several do this to me - you can't reset the console
> with the above sequence, nor using "reset" nor anything else I could think
> of. (Is there a way of fixing without rebooting??)

In many distributions there is a little utility called "restoretextmode"
that claims to save your current vga setup to a file and be able to
restore it again later on (-w and -r respectively)

I've never looked into what it really does, though...