Subject: Re: Retina console problems
To: None <>
From: John Vrolijk <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 01/30/1995 08:13:17
some more info on my console problem:

screen width  is 96 characters
screen height is 75 lines, according to the startup messages

This line:

ados/    bin/     dev/     home/    mnt/

Turns into this:

ddss    bbnn      ee//    hhmm//    nn//

And this:
.cshrc          bin             home            proj            stand   var

cchhcc          ii              ooee            rrjj            ttnn    aa

It looks like every second character is copied to the left.
This behaviour also occurs in vi, not just on the normal console. When you press
CTRL-L in vi, however, the screen is ok again.

I hope this is a software and not a hardware problem ....

Here is the info from dmesg:


NetBSD 1.0_BETA (INSTALL) #0: Fri Sep  2 12:25:09 EDT 1994
Amiga 1200 (m68040 CPU/MMU/FPU)
real  mem = 16777216 (2048 pages)
avail mem = 14622720 (1785 pages)
using 115 buffers containing 942080 bytes of memory
memory segment 0 at 01000000 size 01000000
memory segment 1 at 00200000 size 00800000
memory segment 2 at 00000000 size 00200000
mainbus0 (root)
clock0 at mainbus0: system hz 100 hardware hz 709379
ser0 at mainbus0: input fifo 512 output fifo 32
par0 at mainbus0
kbd0 at mainbus0
grfcc0 at mainbus0
grf0 at grfcc0: width 640 height 400 colors 4
ite0 at grf0: rows 0 cols 0 repeat at (30/100)s next at (10/100)s has keyboard
fdc0 at mainbus0: dmabuf pa 0x1e36b8
fd0 at fdc0: 3.5dd 80 cyl, 2 head, 11 sec [9 sec], 512 bytes/sec
idesc0 at mainbus0ztwobus0 at mainbus0: mem 0x025fc000-0x02dfbfff
gvpbus0 at ztwobus0 rom 0xe90000 man/pro 2017/11
gtsc0 at gvpbus0: dmamask 0x7ffffff maxdma 65536
scsibus0 at gtsc0
gtsc0 targ 0 lun 0: <QUANTUM ELS85S          3.09> SCSI2 direct fixed
sd0 at scsibus0: 81MB, 1536 cyl, 2 head, 54 sec, 512 bytes/sec
gtsc0 targ 1 lun 0: <QUANTUM LPS340S         020B> SCSI2 direct fixed
sd1 at scsibus0: 327MB, 2337 cyl, 4 head, 71 sec, 512 bytes/sec
gtsc0 targ 2 lun 0: <FUJITSU M2622F-512      0405> SCSI2 direct fixed
sd2 at scsibus0: 314MB, 1429 cyl, 7 head, 64 sec, 512 bytes/sec
gtsc0 targ 3 lun 0: <CONNER  CP30200  SUN02074234> SCSI2 direct fixed
sd3 at scsibus0: 203MB, 2123 cyl, 4 head, 49 sec, 512 bytes/sec
gtsc0 targ 4 lun 0: <ARCHIVE VIPER 150  21247-005> SCSI1 sequential removable
st0 at scsibus0: rogue, density code 0x10, 512-byte blocks, write-enabled
gtsc0 targ 6 lun 0: <TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-3401TA2873> SCSI2 readonly removable
cd0 at scsibus0: cd present, 324664 x 2048 byte records
board at ztwobus0: rom 0xe90000 man/pro 2017/255 not configured
grfrt0 at ztwobus0 rom 0xea0000 man/pro 18260/6
grf1 at grfrt0: width 768 height 600 colors 16
ite1 at grf1: rows 75 cols 96 repeat at (30/100)s next at (10/100)s has keyboard
board at ztwobus0: rom 0xec0000 man/pro 18260/4 not configured
gvpbus at ztwobus0: rom 0xed0000 man/pro 2017/11 not configured
warning found rdb->ncylinders(1429) != rdb->highcyl(11941) + 1
warning found rdb->secpercyl(54) != rdb->nsectors(63) * rdb->nheads(7)
warning lp->d_sparespercyl(387) not multiple of lp->d_ntracks(7)
2 mice configured
10 views configured