Re: recovering from crashed X server ?

Kurt Garloff (
Sat, 7 Mar 1998 01:11:36 +0100

On Fri, Mar 06, 1998 at 01:48:37PM -0800, B. James Phillippe wrote:
> Hello,
> I have looked at restoretextmode, but it recognizes my video card
> as an 8bit Oak with 256k of memory (it's actually a Matrox Mill. w/2MB).
> Even if restoretextmode was identing my card properly, I don't have a saved
> registers file (though I'll try obtaining one if it will fix the problem).
> I'd really like to resolve it without rebooting. Is there a way?

You could try SVGATextMode instead of the svgalib-based restoretextmode.

Kurt Garloff, Dortmund 
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