Paradise Bahamas 64 VGA problem: Text screen looses characters

Paradise Bahamas 64 VGA problem: Text screen looses characters

Post by Juergen Luks » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00


i have a problem with an Paradise Bahamas 64 PCI VGA-adapter:

when switching between graphics and text-mode the first text screen
(tty01) looses some characters (the char-positions become black).
Only 'black holes' remain, but the rest of the lettes are still ok.

I've only seen this problem, when using the 1280x1024-256col mode, but
i've seen it on three different PC's, all with the same hardware and
ODT 3.0.

Hardware & Software:

ALR Revolution MP Pentium 90 64Mb memory
Adaptec 2942 PCI Host-adapter
Paradise Bahamas 64 PCI 2MB (uses S3 Vision864 chip)

SCO Open Server 3.0
Adaptec AIC-7870 Driver 1.4
TLS067b (aga for S3-chipsets)

I don't think this is a hardware problem, because we do have three pc's,
all of them with the same problem.

Any help appreciated.
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