Subject: Re: XFree86 4.0.* palette unfriendliness
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/16/2001 14:15:34
>> Now, it seems to me that on panic you _might_ be able to invoke the
>> INT10 BIOS extension that XFree86 uses to reset secondary video cards
>> and be able to get back to text mode ... but of course, you could never
>> continue from DDB when you've done that.  But ... "might be useful".
>	Would you be able to continue on a text console?
>	Would it be feasible to implement something that would reset
>	the card then either cause the X server to exit when you resumed,
>	or somehow get it to reset the card back to graphical mode (as
>	if it was resuming from a text console).

If that's useful ... but I'm not sure how useful it is.  We're talking
about switching back to text mode on a crash, right?  It's not like you're
going to be continuing after that happens ...