probable bug in real mode video BIOS => Fixed in SVN/3.1.4
|Reported by:||Ninho||Owned by:|
|Guest type:||other||Host type:||Linux|
Most probably a bug in the real mode video BIOS (int 10h).
Problem, as observed in plain MS-DOS - no ANSI.SYS or similar - running command.com or other plain text mode programs with screen scrolling :
Normally while scrolling the screen up by one line, character attributes from the bottom line (usually line 25) are reinjected to the new bottom line which is "scrolled in". After 25 (or whichever # lines on screen) lines have been scrolled, all displayed lines will have the same attributes.
However using DOS in virtualbox, the lines inserted at screen bottom invariably come with default grey on black attribute (07) !
I have not investigated code used by (in the example) command.com at instruction level, but since the 'right' behaviour I've been seing on all real machines (for almost 30 years!) and only virtualbox exhibits a difference, it has to be a bug in, most probably, the provided video BIOS.
Change History (7)
comment:5 by , 14 years ago
|Summary:||probable bug in real mode video BIOS → probable bug in real mode video BIOS => Fixed in SVN/3.1.4|