Subject: Re: things I noticed with NetBSD on my laptop
To: dustin sallings <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/18/1998 10:26:47
On Fri, Jul 17, 1998 at 08:12:59PM -0700, dustin sallings wrote:
> 	Few things I noticed with my Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDS:
> 	apm works pretty well until the machine goes to sleep.

What happens then?  apm works quite well on my ThinkPad 310E, but the
battery status display (the percentage value) isn't getting updated
except the moment when I connect or disconnect the AC adapter.  Hibernate
mode works just fine on my machine.  Sleep mode works, but the hard disk
is restarted almost immediately.. I guess cron or update is accessing the

> 	I've had a few problems with X (now that I've got it going), but
> I'm not sure if it has anything at all to do with NetBSD.  My machine does
> this thing occasionally where the keyboard will freeze up, and then a few
> minutes later, the display all messes up.  Both happen immediately if I
> set xdm=YES in rc.conf.  If I start xdm out of rc.local, it works fine.

xdm=YES works on my machine.  Are you using pcvt console?  Maybe you need
to disable getty when using xdm?  (A wild guess)

I'm also having problems with the ym sound driver.  When mpg123 opens the
driver, I hear several clicks from the speakers and everything on the
machine stops for a moment.  During this stop, I get ethernet receive
buffer overruns and the mouse pointer isn't moving etc.  This doesn't
happen with .au files, AFAIK.