Subject: Re: Xcl
To: Colin Dalton <>
From: Blaz Zupan <>
List: amiga-x
Date: 07/09/1995 13:07:46
> > 1. When I exit from X I only get a blank screen after that and I
> > have to reboot. This happens _every_ time I drop out of X. This
> > was the main reason I changed back to Xamiga24.
> I don't seem to have this problem.

Yes, that's what I feared. It seems to be connected with my other problem
that also nobody else seems to have. Namely - when I boot NetBSD the first
time after the machine was turned off for some time, I only get a blank
screen (colored blue as it should be). Then I have to start gfxtest a couple
of times (usually only once) to get characters displayed. After that I
can reboot as much as I want and everything is allright until I shut
off the machine again for a longer time. I really don't know what could
be causing this... It is worsened if I decrease the delay()'s in grf_cl.c
so it is somehow connected with this.

> > 2. After some time it usually happens that I get some garbage on
> > the screen and a bit later the whole display is covered by this.
> > It looks like every second vertical line is distorted. I think
> > somebody else also mentioned to have this problems.
> I haven't only just started to get this problem, after upgrading to a kernel
> I compiled from the June snapshot, and switching to olvwm.

I was told by Bernd Ernestti on IRC that I should open an Xconsole and
this will fix my problem. He said the problem is being caused by the
text console trying to display something and thus screwing up the display.
I haven't tried it yet, but I will report if it helps. Maybe you should
try it, too.


  Blaz Zupan, Ljubljanska 19/b, 62000 Maribor, Slovenia, 2:380/104.40, GMIZO::BLAZ