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#1 2005-03-25 17:13:29

Beetlenut
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green ghost at login prompt

Why is there now a green ghost following my cursor? Is this payback for substances consumed in younger, wilder days?

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#2 2005-03-25 18:59:45

Arn0
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

No it means your completly stoned from eating way to mutch Wasabi.

On a more serious note, what dm are you using and what do you mean with "a green ghost".


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#3 2005-03-27 15:19:48

Beetlenut
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

After updating the latest kernel I now have some green fuzziness after the command prompt before I log into X windows.

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#4 2005-03-27 15:25:45

dp
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

Beetlenut wrote:

After updating the latest kernel I now have some green fuzziness after the command prompt before I log into X windows.

- what kernel to what kernel?
- xorg or xfree86?
- what x driver? (radeon? nv? nvidia?)
- as Arn0 already asked: what WM/DE?
- can you be more precise? (can you take a picture of it?)


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#5 2005-03-27 16:07:30

Beetlenut
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

I updated to 26.11.3 after a sys upgrade. I use Xorg with an intel 865. But this only happened before starting x or in a virtual console. Is it possible to take screenshots of a virtual console?

The cursor is green. (Or the little line thing that goes after the command prompt.) After this prompt there was a greenish blur. I just had Kontact crash and logged out for a while. This time the green blur was not there.

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#6 2005-03-27 17:07:49

dp
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

Beetlenut wrote:

I updated to 26.11.3 after a sys upgrade. I use Xorg with an intel 865. But this only happened before starting x or in a virtual console.

this sounds strange. do you use framebuffer? if: vesa or some intel module?

Beetlenut wrote:

Is it possible to take screenshots of a virtual console?

yes - snapscreenshot - i will include it in extra (very usefull tool!)

Beetlenut wrote:

The cursor is green. (Or the little line thing that goes after the command prompt.) After this prompt there was a greenish blur. I just had Kontact crash and logged out for a while. This time the green blur was not there.

so if you close X and come back to console, this strange green disappears? try to switch to console and back to X:

in X do
[ctrl]+[alt]+[f1]
then
[ctrl]+[alt]+[f7]
then
to f2 then to f1 and then to f7 back

does this green thing exist in f2? in f1 when you switch back to it?


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#7 2005-03-27 17:21:10

Beetlenut
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

i don't use a framebuffer....(At least I didn't set that up which I had before on another box.)

Currently the ghost is gone. When I switched to another vc the ghost was not there in the new vc. I will keep my eye out for the screenshot. That would be very useful. I actually use vc quite a bit. It is sometimes much more convenient, for me at least, to do terminal things and to use MC on a vc. (I guess I got used to norton commander and never liked anything with icons on a filemanager.)

Anyhow, if it returns I will try to find a way to get a picture of it. If nothing else I will use a digital camera.

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#8 2005-03-27 17:49:41

Beetlenut
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

Wow. That was fast. I will take a shot if my ghost returns. Anyhow, this is a useful tool to have. Thanks for your replies and thanks to let me know of another useful tool.

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#9 2005-03-27 17:52:47

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Re: green ghost at login prompt

hmm that happens to me I think - the top half of the screen has like green scattered pixels? is that correct?
it only happens here when I switch from X to a terminal... and it hs never done that until the newest kernel / nvidia driver... considering it's video, I'd assume it has to do with the new nvidia

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#10 2005-03-27 17:58:54

Beetlenut
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

I got a small green splash after the command prompt. (about two centimeters long by one centimeter high.) I don't have nvidia drivers..but anyhow if it returns I am prepared.

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#11 2005-03-27 18:03:04

Arn0
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

Ghost buster :-)


Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

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#12 2005-03-27 20:49:17

iBertus
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

phrakture - I also had that strange mass of green pixels on my console after upgrading to the latest nvidia driver and kernel. Only does it after i quit an X session though.

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#13 2005-03-28 01:14:10

journeymanpt
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Re: green ghost at login prompt

i had  the samething this morning, i upgraded the kernel last night, but i am not running nvidia drivers.  :?

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#14 2005-03-28 08:18:17

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Re: green ghost at login prompt

I'm having the same issue, but it's only on vc/7, while switching to and from vc/7, I get lots of tiny green text.

Also, when shutting down, all the colors are faded and gray-green.

Using framebuffer (vga=791) btw and init 5 (to KDM).


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