Bug 213497 - Vidcontrol is a complete disaster!
Summary: Vidcontrol is a complete disaster!
Status: Closed Not Enough Information
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 11.0-STABLE
Hardware: i386 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-15 05:55 UTC by nibbana
Modified: 2020-05-14 19:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description nibbana 2016-10-15 05:55:41 UTC
Nothing about vidcontrol(1) works - stuck with 30 lines/screen,
can't change font sizes, can't load fonts, can't modify beep/flashing,
can't turn the bell on/off, can't change the cursor, the "blanking"
screen saver doesn't work - it's just a mess.
Comment 1 nibbana 2016-10-15 06:02:47 UTC
Also, the screens have many "artifacts" - when using lynx, the sides
of the screen (outside the lynx paragraphs) have many odd characters
that don't go away when scrolling (but vanish the a "refresh"), and
at all other times, partial lines or blocks of text appear in inverse.
Comment 2 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2017-12-18 21:20:53 UTC
(In reply to nibbana from comment #1)
I can't reproduce the lynx problem. What is your environment? (UEFI vs BIOS, video hw, etc.)