DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-12
Re: Console screen corruption?
I've installed dfly using the kvm/qemu emulator and I'm seeing
strange corruption of the console screen at times.
Does it happen randomly or when you do some specific thing? Did you
change the mode using vidcontrol(8) or does it happen with plain 80x25?
Some lines of text will have every other character blacked out,
and some lines display perfectly. Does this sound like some sort
of confusion between ascii and utf-8, perhaps? That's the only
thing I can think of.
I don't think that's the cause.
One notable clue is that dfly and freebsd are the only systems I
have this problem with. OpenBSD, NetBSD and linux work correctly,
so I'm hoping someone may know what code dfly and fbsd use that
would account for the problem.
Yeah, DragonFly and FreeBSD share much of their console code.