If I boot linux-2.6.5, with a radeonfb framebuffer 1600x1200-32@..., I
get white letters on a black background. Fine. If I issue the command
setterm -inversescreen on, I get black letters on a white background.
So far so good.
Now if I press enter, I get a new line with black letters on a white
background, but everything after the cursor is blue.
Switching consoles (alt-f2, alt-f1) removes the blue line.
Issuing 'clear' gives an entire blue screen after the cursor (so a small
part, the prompt, stays black-on-white).
This is with a radeon 9000 and with a radeon 7000, so it must be
something in general. Incidentally, blue is also the color the overscan
This has been happening on all 2.6.x kernels going back months.
Is there something obvious I can check? A newer and better radeonfb
driver to download somewhere?
The reason that lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the
same place isn't there the second time.
Debian (Unstable) GNU/Linux 2.6.5-rc3-mm3 2x6356 bogomips 0.30 0.13