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The bottom few lines are cut off in the Linux virtual console. I have switched around from nvidia drivers to the x-org servers and back, no luck. Interestingly, this issue occurs when booting from any linux partition on the computer, Ubuntu and Mint distros.

Running the setupcon command fixes it, but if I switch to GUI and back to the virtual console, the issue comes back.

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You're not using a CRT monitor, by chance, are you? – Barton Chittenden Apr 30 '13 at 0:16
nope, standard LCD netbook monitor – wonton May 1 '13 at 22:30

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