To: Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com <michaelv@HeadCandy.com>
From: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/1994 18:43:28
Michael L. VanLoon writes:
> When is DDB/pcvt/pccons going to put your video mode back to text and
> restore the keyboard when you drop into the debugger while under X?
> My machine is *always* running X when its up during normal use. There
> are times when I'm able to hang it, and I'm sure if I had just been
> running in text mode I could bop on over to vt0 and see what the
> kernel debugger has to say about it. But if you hang while in X,
> there's no recourse but to simply reboot, never knowing what killed
> the machine so it can get fixed.
> I'd really like to see this addressed. Thanks...
Would be nice, yes. In the meantime, if you configure the kernel for
the console on a serial port, and stick a terminal there, will DDB
talk to that instead?