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Date:      Mon, 11 Sep 1995 20:01:00 -0500 (EST)
From:      David Anderson <>
To:        Terry Lambert <>
Subject:   Re: cons25 and vt100
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On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Terry Lambert wrote:
> > I tried that.. There were some problems..
> > Local console:
> > 1- All stuff that was supposed to be bold, was blue.
> 8-).  Direct mapping of the mono attribute bits to the CGA attribute
> values.
> What's "bold" on a color screen?

Trick question?

> > 2- The screen would constanly become garbled. I would be typing something 
> >    at the commandline and suddenly the cursor would just jump to the 
> >    other side of the screen. 
> What video card do you have; sounds like a non-linear VGA memory map?

I have a Cirrus Logic 5426/8(clgd5428) and that's what pcvt reports on 

> > 3- When the system boots up, everything is white on a red background. Not 
> >    necessarily a problem, but it looks strange. 
> Another attribute mapping.
> I'd say PCVT was under the impression that your card was a mono card; does
> it emulate one?  This could cause it to mis-probe the card.  You may want
> to look at the dmesg output for boot and see what probe messages it puts
> out to you.  Then contact the author for advice.

And who is that? :) A friend of mine is also running FreeBSD. He's having 
the same exact problems with PCVT.(though has a different video card) Is 
this really a problem, or is it just how it's SUPPOSED to act?


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