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SubjectRe: vgacon: I like Tux, but ...
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>>>>> "Harald" == Harald Dunkel <harri@synopsys.COM> writes:

Harald> Hi folks, I really like to get Tux displayed on the screen at
Harald> boot time (you should see our SMP machines with hyperthreading
Harald> activated), but if I enter single user mode, then the first 5
Harald> lines remain unusable. I can clear the whole screen, but on
Harald> scrolling upwards the first 5 lines are stuck.

You need to issue a reset. setterm -reset will do it. Or:

echo -ne '\033c\033]R'

should.

Either look for the r1, r2, r3 and/or rs strings in /etc/termcap for
the linux terminal type, or use infocmp(1) to get the info:

infocmp -L linux|egrep reset
-JimC


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