Re: 1.3.25 & X11R6

Andrew Walker (
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 11:11:26 +0200 (MET DST)

Rohan Talip wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently compiled the 1.3.25 kernel, rebooted, ran openwin, quit,
> then ran openwin again and the display hung with a black screen. The
> machine is still running though, I can telnet etc to it, but there are no
> messages in the log files.
> The same thing happended with 1.3.13 or so, but I thought that I had read
> here that this had been fixed (at least the stuff to do with sockets).
> This problem is repeatable if the (Tseng ET4000) XF86_W32 Xserver is run
> as the Xserver in the second openwin (it doesn't happen with the XF86_SVGA
> Xserver!

Aha, the W32 server. I've been having similar problems for several
kernels (all 1.3.x as far as I can remember). The main problem for
me is that ctrl-alt-F? tries to switch vt, but then everything goes
black and the keyboard seems to freeze. Like you, I can still log in with
telnet. I've fixed things by killing the W32 server, and then running
the SVGA server so that things get back to normal.

I've not had time to investigate what's going on, so I just resigned
myself to running SVGA. Any clues anybody?

> My setup:
> libc 4.6.27
> gcc 2.6.3
> XFree86 3.1.1

My setup:

kernel 1.3.27 (+ emergency patches), but all 1.3.x I can remember.
libc 5.2.7
gcc 2.7.0
XFree86 3.1.2


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