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Recommended update for initviocons


(Last modified: 16NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for initviocons SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (16ecb09cf43230945561576f02b48c93)

Applies to

Package: initviocons
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11708
Release: 20071116
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Do not set cols/rows to less than 80x24.
This happens on IBM pSeries POWER4/POWER5 systems.
After an initviocons call, the console becomes unusable unless
sane settings are restored with stty cols 80 rows 24.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh initviocons.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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