Subject: DDB/pcvt
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: current-users
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?