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SubjectRe: 2.6.27-rc1: softcursor behaviour changed

> In 2.6.26, this
> echo -e "\33[10;5000]\33[11;50]\33[?18;0;136c\33[?102m"
> produces some variation on cursor. on 2.6.27-rc1, I have no cursor at
> all :-(.

The patch that changed it is below... and I must say I liked the old
behaviour better. Unlike blinking, high-brightness background is
actually useful. Can we get that one reverted?


commit 2d04a4a72d7e1519b4838f24bdd4b5d0f3f426dc
tree 2e6278cbc64a338824511c19ad38c7e289fa7112
parent 4a25e41831ee851c1365d8b41decc22493b18e6d
author Stefano Stabellini <> Wed, 23
Jul 2008 21:31:48 -0700
committer Linus Torvalds <> Thu, 24 Jul
2008 10:47:41 -0700

fbcon: bgcolor fix

The fourth bit of the background color is the blink property bit,
not the
intensity bit, as for the foreground color. Therefore it
shouldn't be
included in the background color.

Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini
Cc: Krzysztof Helt <>
Cc: "Antonino A. Daplas" <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

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