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SubjectRe: Freeze: atyfb & XFree4.0.1
Hi Geert!

On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 09:20:07PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > I just discovered a solid freeze:
> > jbglaw@jbglaw-sid:~$ uname -r
> > 2.4.1-pre8
> > jbglaw@jbglaw-sid:~$ grep aty /etc/lilo.conf
> > append="video=atyfb:800x600

[...and X4 with accelerated ati driver, *not* the framebuffer driver]

> >
> >
> > Now, when I switch from X to a configured virtual console (eg. tty1),
> > everything is okay. But if I press <Ctrl><Alt><F12> (for example)
> > the system just dies. I've not yet attached a serial console,
> > but SysRq keys seem to not be functional, as well as the NumLock
> > LED doesn't change when pressing the NumLock key...
> XFree86 4.x is not fbdev-aware (yet), unless you specify some
> `UseFBDev' option keyword (exact syntax may differ, I don't run 4.x yet).

I'll have a deeper look at that all, but switching between virtual
terminals and the X screen works perfectly. *Only* switching to
a not priviously allocated VC (ie. 8th VT which is unused in most
distributions) locks up the machine...

I think there's missing some little check somewhere;)


Fehler eingestehen, Größe zeigen: Nehmt die Rechtschreibreform zurück!!!
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