HowTo repair my console fonts/kbd ?

Viktor Lazlo viktorlazlo at
Sun Jun 15 02:37:15 PDT 2003

On Sun, 15 Jun 2003, P. U. Kruppa wrote:

> Hello List!
> Since some cvsup three or four weeks ago my text-console on
> -CURRENT is a complete mess (on previous versions of -CURRENT
> everything worked fine).
> Here are some symptoms:
> - special characters (you need for drawing neat lines in
>   /stand/sysinstall or the midnight-commander) display as weird
>   symbols
> - Function and arrow keys don't work
> - vi and ee don't scroll text files correctly, just the bottom
>   line changes.
> I tried to experiment with vidcontrol and kbdcontrol, to change
> my LANG enviroment and to compare with working settings of my 4.8
> -STABLE on the same machine - useless.
> Any ideas what could be done?

try changing the console options one at a time in sysinstall until you see
what fixes it.



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