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Re: Merging for 2.1.116...

To: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
Subject: Re: Merging for 2.1.116...
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 02:28:24 +0200
Cc: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>, SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <19980820084451.40712@alpha.franken.de>; from Thomas Bogendoerfer on Thu, Aug 20, 1998 at 08:44:51AM +0200
References: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980818205222.15702E-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca> <19980819233429.57253@alpha.franken.de> <19980820022818.D388@uni-koblenz.de> <19980820084451.40712@alpha.franken.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Thu, Aug 20, 1998 at 08:44:51AM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:

> >  - We seem to have an off by one error.  The topmost scanline is also being
> >    displayed at the bottom of the screen.
> 
> upps, never noticed that. There is another known bug in the console.
> If you insert a character sometimes the character gets painted twice, one
> at the correct position, the other at the end of the line.

Never seen that happen on my machine.  I had the problem that the two topmost
lines were wrapped to the bottom.  Changing the screen size in <asm/bootinfo.h>
to 160 x 64 fixed that.

> >  - The display as programmed by Linux is somewhat offseted from IRIX's.  Bad
> >    because one has to reduce the size of the display and still the display
> >    will wander around when switching between operating systems.
> 
> I had to do this, otherwise we lose speed. I haven't found a solution, yet.
> If I find one, we can also do other console resolutions.

  Ralf

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