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

Ian main (
Wed, 15 May 1996 14:46:37 -0700 (PDT)

> > 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...
> Kai

When I have this occur on my system.. Slackware 3.0, I run the
setfont utility, and *BANG* all is fine.