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..

Tijnema



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