console troubles in 1.1.28

Darrell Fuhriman (
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 20:41:03 -0700 (PDT)

Something seems to have broken between 1.1.20 and 1.1.28. When I switch
from a graphics mode (svgalib or X) back to text mode, I get nothing but
garbage on the screen. Only a reboot clears it up.

When I restart, it clears itself up, however without fail, spontaneously
reboots itself when the kernel starts to load. The next boot works fine.

I think the reboot happens when the console is initialized.

Now, when I boot using the older kernel after the newer one messes up the
initial reboot still happens, but I don't have the mode switching
problems, and no spontaneous reboot problems thereafter.

Weird stuff!

FWIW, hardware is DX2/66 16 Meg of RAM. ATI Ultra Pro for the card.

Darrell Fuhriman