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SubjectRe: Broken colors on console with 2.4.0-textXX
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, James Simmons wrote:

> > Okay - so its the console subsystem that gets it wrong? Remember
> > that 2.2.X gets it right - with the same X server. I really
> > would like to have this fixed in 2.4 - can I do something to
> > help fixing this? (I'm not familiar with the console subsystem,
> > neither with the X server)
> It is the way it is done that is wrong. At present the X server is in
> total control of setting the console system back to text mode. This
> works under normal conditions but when the system is stressed or X
> fails you are stuck. The console system should be setting the video
> hardware back to vga text mode instead of the X server. I have been
> working on a patch that does that.

Sure - but this was always the case. And using 2.2 with the same
(or more) stress the Xserver is still able to set the video hardware
back to vga text mode. I just want to know whats the difference
between 2.2 and 2.4 that causes failure in 2.4.


Richard Guenther <>
The GLAME Project:

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