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    SubjectRe: Video drivers and System Management mode.
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    On Sun, 2006-06-11 at 19:07 +0100, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I know we all laugh about the windows blue screen of death, but to be
    > fair, when Linux oops, it is not even able to display anything on the
    > screen, unless in dump terminal mode. I.e. Not X or some other GUI.
    >
    > Are there any plans to implement a sort of interactive system management
    > mode, that would pop up a window when Linux oops. Something like the
    > program called SoftICE for windows would be a nice addition to Linux,
    > and help with kernel development.

    kdb would definitely be a good starting point. But I don't think it
    works if you're in X when the kernel crashes.

    Lee

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