Subject: Re: XFree86 4.0.* palette unfriendliness
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
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 ...