> In TTYs, the penguins you see on top of the
> booting process remain. Then in less, i cannot scroll
> upwards, which sucks using man and like that.
You're using a framebuffer driver which is either misconfigured or not
supported by your system. Most of the time it's just vesafb interacting
badly with a broken VGA BIOS; if that's the case you can try playing
with the commandline options pertaining to how scrolling is done (read
vesafb.txt under Documentation/fb in the kernel source tree)
If you have a reasonably recent intel/amd/ati/nvidia card and you're
mainly interested in text mode, the framebuffer provided by the relevant
in-kernel DRM driver is usually the best choice (and it's a hell of a
lot faster than anything using BIOS calls like VESA).
If you have older hardware, uvesafb tends to work better than vesafb in
a lot of cases, although it requires a bit of work for setting it up.
If all else fails, there is always the basic VGA text console