Subject: Re: hung console
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Toru TAKAMIZU <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/2001 16:20:55
Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 15:19:43 -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> > I killed off X (4.1.0), twm, any lingering xterms, etc., but all
> > that's on the screen is a the frozen image from the time of the
> > hang.
> Just a random idea, have you tried to slogin and then start X again
> (yes, under slogin). I used this trick few times on Solaris/sparc to
> get framebuffer back into usable state after X on it crashed - just
> start it and exit cleanly and framebuffer is back. Dunno if it would
> work on i386.
Thanks. But this workaround doesn't work well. startx is OK and the
screen is redrawn, but when you exit from the session, the screen stays.
You can't switch console (by ctrl + alt + f?) neither.