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SubjectRe: exiting X and rebooting
On Thursday 27 November 2003 08:14, Daniel Drake wrote:
>Which display driver are you using for X?

XFree's nv from 4.2.1. Card is a GForce2 MX-200. Sorry, I should have
included that info.

> Xinerama/multi-displays or similar?

No, just an elderly NEC 5FG that refuses to die of old age.

>I noticed this behaviour once
> on a dual-monitor setup. After starting X then exiting it, I
> noticed the problems that you describe on the primary monitor.
> However the secondary monitor was showing the output as normal
> (including cursor) if I remember correctly.
>Both displays were running from a single GeForce4 Ti card, using the
> nvidia binary driver under X. No framebuffer.
>Never found the problem, but never really investigated either.
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings;
>> I'm not sure what category this minor complaint falls under, but
>> since its evidenced by a 2.6 kernel and not a 2.4, this seems like
>> the place.
>> One of the things I've been meaning to mention is that if I'm
>> running a 2.6 kernel, and exit X to reboot, the shell that had a
>> cursor when I started X from it, no longer has a cursor when x has
>> been stopped. This occurs only for 2.6 kernels, but works as usual
>> for 2.4 kernels giving a big full character block for a cursor.
>> One can still type, and the keystrokes are echo'd properly. But
>> it is a bit un-nerving at first. Logging clear out and back in
>> again to re-init the shell doesn't help. The cursor is gone.

Cheers, Gene
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