Character 208 acts strangs in console, when moving mouse

Reko Turja reko.turja at
Tue Dec 4 18:35:59 PST 2007

> When i display character 208 in my console and move my mouse, i see 
> the strangest things.
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p8, with default screenmap and console settings.
> wget and cat that file in a console to see the effect.
> I tried it on my laptop and desktop PC with same kernel. Anyone else 
> experience this
> problem/effect? I think it should be a pi character upside down, 
> mostly used to draw
> tables in combination with other characters...

Mouse cursor mapping artifact. In text mode on PC hardware, the mouse 
pointer has to be mapped to a character in order to show "fancy" 
pointer. Nothing to worry about.


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