Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Fri Aug 4 02:05:41 UTC 2006

On 8/3/06, Jeff Molofee <nehe at> wrote:
> I've noticed an odd problem when I set allscreens_flags="MODE_282". If I
> set this in rc.conf, when I reboot my machine, the minute GDM comes up,
> I can see black on the top half of my screen, overwriting everything
> else on the screen. As I move the mouse, the black lines overwrite more
> of the screen. I can also see a very tiny cursor moving in the black.
> What this looks like to me, is that part of the console screen memory is
> overwriting the screen. Is there a fix for this or is this a known
> problem? If I disable the allscreens_flags in rc.conf, boot normally,
> switch to a console CTLR_ALT-F1from within Gnome then run vidcontrol
> MODE_282 then switch back everything is fine... no corruption.

Sounds like a problem with the video card.... anyhow... file a problem

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