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SubjectRe: Reset PCI card
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On Fri, 2002-05-24 at 07:39, Michael Dunsky wrote:
> Hi!
>
> The "svgalib" has a tool named "reset_vga". It completely resets your
> VGA-card . You may try it... but it's only a workaround at the cause and
> not at the symptom.

That package doesn't have a nice automake/autconf installer, so I didn't
run across the reset_vga thingy at first. I did, however, make it work
with mode3:

1. SSH in
2. init 3
3. mode3
4. init 5
5. Close SSH
6. Walk over to the box
7. Log into all the text mode ttys (tty[1-6]), type "clear" and log out.

You're right though. This shouldn't be happening in the first place.

>
> I used it a longer time ago with a similar problem (only slightly
> similar - programmed the VGA-card "by hand", and needed to clear the
> scrambled output I produced :-) ).
>
> ciao
>
> Michael
>
>
> Nix N. Nix wrote:
> > The symptom:
> >
> > Sometimes, when I switch between virtual terminals, (away from X ==
> > tty7), instead of getting my usual login prompt, the picture I've had
> > during my X session (or the picture of the display manager) stays on
> > the screen, albeit with some of the colours screwed up (as if it were
> > a 256 colour palette-based display, even though it's 24 bit colour -
> > you know, like in Windows, when you have 256 colours and you switch
> > from one app to another and the colours in your background picture get
> > all frelled up). The terminal does switch over to the appropriate tty
> > because I can log in and type whatever (blindly though) and it does
> > work.
> >
>
>
>
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Thanks for all the help.

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