If XFree86 corrupts your textmode font, try putting
in your path and use the shell script
runx to run X.
runx saves the VGA font data in
/tmp/fontdata, and restores it when you exit X.
runx script actually is:
echo Saving font in /tmp/fontdata
restorefont -w /tmp/fontdata
echo Restoring font from /tmp/fontdata
restorefont -r /tmp/fontdata
Note that this doesnt help with syncing problems.
A more rigorous alternative is to run the
script before running X, and
after. This will restore the textmode registers and the VGA palette in addition to the VGA font.
are in your
runx script would then look like:
echo Saving SVGA state
echo restoring SVGA state
This utility is part of svgalib and can be found in the
utils/ subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution. However, it is not installed
by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can find it if your svgalib was install
by a linux distribution.
However, this is no big deal as it was printed out above already ;-).
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <email@example.com>. The
exact source of the referenced utility as well as of the original documentation is
It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to
Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.
Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby
asked to be excused by the original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections
to this first version of the svgalib manual.