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Re: kern/39334: Console font characters disappearing in NetBSD-current
The following reply was made to PR kern/39334; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Jared D. McNeill" <jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost>
Cc: kern-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: kern/39334: Console font characters disappearing in NetBSD-current
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 10:33:59 -0400
> On the console, characters are disappearing magically. All characters of the
> same value are disappearing at a time, and new characters of that type don't
> come back in later input.
> As an example, if a "." disappears from the hostname, all "."s on the entire
> screen disappear at the same time. In later output of e.g. make, the dots
> are missing as well.
> I might be mistaken about that one, but it seems that if output is scrolling
> through a lot, the process of disappearing is slowed down.
> A video for the unbelieving can be found at
> Switch to the console and wait some time.
I have also noticed this behaviour from time to time after updating from
xf86-video-intel-2.1.1 to some 2.3.x or 2.4.0 release (can't remember now).
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