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Bug 23235 - number of text lines on laptop screen
Summary: number of text lines on laptop screen
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Bob Johnson (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-06-21 09:26 UTC by John (EBo) David
Modified: 2004-01-20 16:46 UTC (History)
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Description John (EBo) David 2003-06-21 09:26:02 UTC
problem:  I booted my HP N5210 laptop using the latest live install image (1.4_r4).  Once the machine booted and I was at the command line prompt, I continued to work until the promped droped below the screen and I no longer could see what I was typing.  If I then type a number of carage returns the previous lines do scroll up, however this is still anoying when dealing with things such as the nano editor -- making it nearly impossible to edit configuration files.  duplication:   boot from live CD using a laptop, and type a bunch of carage returns.  The cursor eventually goes off end of screen and you cannot see what you type/.   It is possible that this is a specific problem with laptops or HP specific, but unlikely.  workaround:   run "clear" to clear the screen so I can see what I am typing ;-)  suggestions:   1) decreese the length of the virtual screen.   2) add screen length options to boot options (similar to existing monitor options)   3) if a work around exists document it.   EBo --
Comment 1 Bob Johnson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-20 16:46:30 UTC
the documented workaround is booting with "nofb"