Bug 24852 - console fb shows "blue" corruption in areas not being typed in
Summary: console fb shows "blue" corruption in areas not being typed in
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: libdlo
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Library (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Bernie Thompson
QA Contact: Bernie Thompson
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-11-02 06:30 UTC by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Modified: 2009-11-09 08:15 UTC (History)
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Description Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2009-11-02 06:30:36 UTC
when running on the console, typing on each line has blue from the end of the cursor out to the right of the screen.
sometimes the blue mirrors the line of text above: i.e. where there are spaces
in the line above, there is black; where there are words in the line above,
there is blue - all after the cursor.
if text is typed that is longer than the previous line above, then there
is just blue after.

after typing for a long time, however, the blue goes away and remains

presumably there is some sort of initialisation that isn't happening,
using whatever random crud was there.
Comment 1 Bernie Thompson 2009-11-09 08:15:49 UTC
Thanks, Luke.  One of the first things many people do is disable the vts from using the displaylink screens (per http://libdlo.freedesktop.org/wiki/TextConsole) so they aren't fighting for the framebuffer with X, etc, which is why others may not have seen it.

But I assume this is a valid issue.

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