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Bug 87981 - Incomplete console blanking
Summary: Incomplete console blanking
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-04 09:43 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:44 UTC

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Description David Balažic 2003-04-04 09:43:10 UTC
Description of problem:

sometimes the text console is not entirely blanked

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fresh Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch to VT1
2. login as root
3. run screen
4. run pinfo grub
5. browse around
6. wait for the console to blank -> the screen is not entirely erased ! 
   the top and bottom line are still visible ( the pinfo status lines )
Actual results:
see step 6.

Expected results:
blank screen

Additional info:
Should try it without running "screen"

My system boots into level 5. X is running the "vesa" driver on a Hercules 3D 
Prophet 4500 AGP ( Kyro II chipset )

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:44 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

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