Re: [OT] Re: [patch] Re: Framebuffer...Why oh Why???

From: Marco Ermini (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 09:04:22 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 15:27:03 +0200 (EET), Tommi Kyntola <>

> > A similar things happened to me. I have a Toshiba Satellite 4080 XCDT, and
> > switching from XFree to console and back to XFree becomed impossibile with
> > the upgrade to Redhat 7.x and XFree 4. The problem is that the apm script
> > use to switch to console mode when I suspend (es. closing the laptop) and
> > when it resumes it tries to switch to XFree again, but this messes the
> > screen. I am still able to come back to console and killall X, but of
> > course I'll lose my current not saved works under X.
> >
> > Under XFree 3 I could switch from X to console and back without problems -
> > anyway, after a couple of switches my laptop used to hang. I think X
> > writes to the uncorrect memory regions causing my laptop to hang.
> This really is offtopic, because the above symptoms are caused solely by
> XFree 4.1. The was discussion about this in XFree mailing lists.
> A quick fix is to get a newer RedHat Rawhide XFree86 rpm (atleast
> 4.1.0-8 and later have that bug fixed) or better yet get a newer
> tarball of X from

Anyway, thanks. I'll try it when I'll have a fast connection next week (it's
more than 18 MB download).

> yers,
> another member of "Linux on a Toshiba Satellite 4080xcdt (TM)" :)

You are missing "proud" ;-)


Marco Ermini
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