Text stops before end of screen

Tijnema tijnema at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 15:09:39 PDT 2007

On 6/16/07, Colin Kemp <colin at greenballenterprises.net> wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2007, at 4:42 PM, Bauke Jan Douma wrote:
> > Colin Kemp wrote on 14-06-07 01:17:
> >
> >> it doesnt do it when i use X from the CD 6.2, just the text-console.
> >> also, the 6.1.1 cd doesnt do it, but i have to change the video
> >> driver in xorg.conf from i810 to nv for X to work, so i think its the
> >> driver. But im not sure how to change the driver that the cd 6.2
> >> detects... i think like the card just powers off or something, b/c
> >> the system is totally responsive other than a blank screen.
> >
> > Does setterm -reset -blank 0 >`tty` help?
> >
> > bjd
> >
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> I'll check, but i think i isolated the problem: the 6.1.1 cd detects
> a i810 driver and then an nv driver, so X gets the i810 driver into
> the xorg.conf, so i change it before i start X to nv and its fine.
> the 6.2 cd detects an nv driver then the i810, so nv is put in
> xorg.conf, but i810 is used for the console. the i810 device doesn't
> work: it was part of the motherboard and failed, so i bought a nVidia
> card (hence the nv driver i guess). Is there a way to change the
> driver that the cd detects? or does that command do it?
> ----------------
> Colin Kemp

I think the best thing you can do is disable the onboard graphics card
in the bios, so that the kernel can't detect it and won't initialize
the driver for it..


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