Subject: Re: DDB/pcvt
To: NetBSD-current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hellmuth Michaelis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1994 13:57:47
>From the keyboard of Michael L. VanLoon --

> 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?

I don't know when [ ;-) ] but this would be a good thing (tm).

I think it would be possible for pcvt to detect this situation and take the
appropriate actions, i.e.:

	if(there is kernel type output for pcvt)
		if(the current active window is an X screen)
			switch kbd back from x to char mode;
			switch to char mode vt0;

There seems to be no need to switch back to X, or ... ?

On the other side this would blow up pcvt even more ....

Shouldn't this knowledge be put into ddb for every driver ???

Comments ?

Hellmuth Michaelis    HCS Hanseatischer Computerservice GmbH    Hamburg, Europe
 Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined (Murphy)