>: Hello, I'm having a strange problem with DOS window sessions.
>: To be more specific, the window comes up scrunched and there is
>: absolutely no text, no prompt, no PC Dos title bar. However, if I
>: type 'exit' the window closes like it should and I don't get any
>The text from the dos session is not displayed but the dos session is
>I had exactly this problem a while back. What happened is that my
>monitor died, and I had to switch from the S3 drivers SVGA mode to vga
>mode to use my temporary monitor. I have a diamond stealth and
>followed the directions with the display driver disk. Anyway, there
>was much discussion on the net to try to determine what the problem
>was and nobody succeeded. There is a * workaround involving
>either starting in full screen mode or switching to and from full
>screen mode (I don't remember the detalls). Anyway when I switched
>back to S3 SVGA mode the problem went away.
>Sorry, I have very few solutions but a little extra information.
Same thing happened to me. I have an Orchid Fahrenheit VA board
with an S3 801 chip. Using the OS/2 2.1 standard VGA mode, I could
only get a windowed dos session by opening a full screen dos session,
then alt-home to get it windowed. When I installed the IBM S3 drivers
(ftp'd s3_16m.dsk from ftp.cdrom.com) the problem went away.