[CentOS] Loss of Prompt & Cursor

Miskell, Craig Craig.Miskell at agresearch.co.nz
Mon Jul 9 19:59:59 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Robert Thompson
> Sent: Tuesday, 10 July 2007 5:06 a.m.
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] Loss of Prompt & Cursor
> When I log into a virtual console as ordinary user, I 
> initially have a 
> prompt & cursor. After I
> print 24 lines or more, the last visible (24th) line will be data 
> instead of the prompt & cursor. The up arrow no longer gives the 
> previous commands. A clear command will restore the prompt & cursor.
> This bug first appeared after I installed CentOS5.  I do not 
> believe it 
> is a CentOS5 bug however because when I boot Ubuntu from a 
> LivePC CDROM, 
> the same thing happens.
> Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in 
> advance - Bob T.

Use the "size/position" controls of your monitor to shrink and
reposition the displayed image (or your monitor may have an auto-adjust
feature which can be invoked).  My guess is that the 25th line is being
displayed, with prompt and cursor etc, but is off the bottom of visible
screen area.

Craig Miskell
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