Garbled text in xterm

Michael Gass mgass at unix.csbsju.edu
Mon Jul 16 03:42:35 UTC 2007


On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 03:06:47AM +0200, Nikola Lecic wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 19:15:03 -0500
> Michael Gass <mgass at unix.csbsju.edu> 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

Nikola,

Thank you for the response.
This did not work, but it gives me the idea to try similar
options.  If you have any other advice, please let me know.

Mike Gass


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