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syscons and long lines

Discussion in 'General' started by SocialHaze, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. SocialHaze

    SocialHaze New Member

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    Anyone else having problems with syscons and long lines on 9.0-R-p0 with VESA?
     
  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    Define "problems".
     
  3. SocialHaze

    SocialHaze New Member

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    In vi, erasing long lines will cause the text to become garbled, somewhat. I have to redraw the video buffer by scrolling back and forth and sometimes the input won't be in the same place, so it looks like I'm overwriting good text and I have to quit/relaunch.

    In typing long commands, pressing backspace will result in the cursor moving upwards in a stair-like manner.

    It's not amazingly crippling but it's rather annoying. Somewhat hard to describe textually but it's more or less that.

    Maybe I could recompile it from source, I actually haven't tried. It could also be an issue with vidcontrol but the same configuration worked fine on 8.2-R-p6.

    I can probably figure it out but if anyone else has experienced it...
     
  4. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    As a workaround, ctrl-L usually forces a screen refresh. It could be a bug in the newer console code in 9.0. Could also be a problem with $TERM or other environment/locale settings.

    If there's a repeatable problem, I can try it on 9-STABLE.