Re: Framebuffer problem with 2.1.112-devfs-47

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 09:55:28 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:
> writes:
> > Hi,
> > I just installed 2.1.112 with devfs-47 and the devfs-framebuffer patch,
> > plus the VCC patch written by
> > I just experienced a rather interesting problem on tty2:
> > In lynx, when entering a URL, if I hit the UP arrow key, it cancels the URL
> > entry instead of going to the previously entered URL--a keyboard problem most
> > likely.
> > Furthermore, when I exited lynx I switched to tty1 and then back to tty2 real
> > quick--now I have what was the upper-half of tty1 at the bottom of tty2. tty1
> > is okay, but that chunk of what-was tty1 is still there, PLUS tty2's screen
> > memory is pushed up half-a-screen -- I can only view and scroll the first
> > upper part of tty2.
> > Even when entering an SVGAlib application, coming back I still can only scroll
> > the top half of the screen with the bottom half [full of colorful gibberish
> > due SVGAlib using that video RAM for its own graphics]
> >
> > S3 803/805 VGA chipset. Haven't been able to use VESAfb though, although I
> > think that's because it doesn't support VESA 2.0 extensions.
> Sounds like a FBcon problem rather than a devfs problem. Geert?

Do not use vgafb, use vgacon.

Vgafb will be removed soon.



Geert Uytterhoeven           
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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