Garbled text in xterm

Nikola Lecic nlecic at EUnet.yu
Mon Jul 16 01:06:53 UTC 2007

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 19:15:03 -0500
Michael Gass <mgass at> wrote:

> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > Hmm.  I've never heard of any symptoms quite like this.
> > A few stabs in the dark:
> > What happened if you used no xorg.conf at all?  Did you get the same
> >    xterm problem?
> >  Do you have a locale set?
> Thanks for the response.
> 1. If I try to running with no xorg.conf, it just hangs. I think the
> equipment is too old for the defaults.
> 2. My locale is set to "C"
> 3. If I set the DefaultDepth to 1 in Screen, then it works - but of
> course there is no color.  If I set the DefaultDepth to either 4 or 8,
> then I get the garbled text again.  I do not think it is the keyboard,
> as the garbled text happens right at the prompt, and when I do type,
> it garbles, but the correct thing happens.  For instance, if I type
> "xterm" then the charactors are messed up, but an xterm comes up
> (again with garbled text).
> 4. I tried having X construct a configure file for me (Xorg
> -configure), but same problem.

Hello Michael,

What happens if you add

  Option  "XaaNoScanlineImageWriteRect" "true"
  Option  "XaaNoScanlineCPUToScreenColorExpandFill" "true"

to the Screen section (try Device too)?

Try also:

  Option  "Accel" "false"

Nikola Lečić

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