cursor bug

From: Gerd Knorr
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 12:11:03 EST


There is annonying cursor bug in recent kernels (started in 2.6.10-rc1
IIRC). There kernel seems not to keep track of the cursor state
correctly when switching virtual terminals. Here is how to reproduce

(1) boot with vesafb (thats what I'm using, maybe it shows on other
framebuffers and/or vgacon as well).
(2) login into one terminal, then type "echo -ne '\033[?17;15;239c'".
You should have a nice, yellow and *not* blinking cursor block.
That is what I have in my .profile because I can't stand the
blinking cursors.
(3) Switch to another terminal. The cursor goes into blinking
underscore mode now (i.e. the default cursor).
(4) Switch back to the first terminal. Now you have a yellow block
with the last two pixel lines (i.e. the underscore) blinking.

Oh no. Please fix that. Thank you.


#define printk(args...) fprintf(stderr, ## args)
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