Subject: Re: things I noticed with NetBSD on my laptop
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dustin Sallings <email@example.com>
Date: 07/18/1998 12:18:58
> 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
My machine just completely freezes up. One time, I was actually able
to switch consoles and type something before it froze up, but I think I was
just lucky that time, every other time I've sent it to sleep, it completely
froze (no network, no console).
> > 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)
Yes, I'm using pcvt. The strange thing is that I *can* use xdm if I
start it later. I didn't investigate this enough (didn't want to freak out my
machine too much).
> 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.
My sound driver was broken at first, but it was my fault. I'm not a PC
user, so I wasn't ready for all the IRQ problems and stuff. I simply had the
sound driver watching the wrong IRQ, as a friend pointed out to me, and when I
changed it to the right one, it worked fine.
SA, software.net My girlfriend asked me which one I like better.
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