Subject: Re: System crash with -current and XFree86
To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/2001 08:01:59
Could you try with current, but use the wscons code from the older date?

    -- Lennart

Tom Ivar Helbekkmo wrote:

> I'm using NetBSD/i386-current on my workstation, and the kernel
> messages at boot-time related to its use as a graphics console look
> like this:
>    vga0 at pci0 dev 11 function 0: Matrox MGA Mystique 1064SG (rev. 0x03)
>    wsdisplay0 at vga0 kbdmux -1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
>    wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
>    wsmouse0 at ums0 mux 0
>    wsdisplay0: screen 1 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
>    wsdisplay0: screen 2 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
>    wsdisplay0: screen 3 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
>    wsdisplay0: screen 4 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
>    wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
> I run the default (current) XFree86 on it, using XF86_SVGA run from
> xdm.  To access the graphics device, it uses the aperture driver:
>    crw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  29, 0 Nov  7 09:47 /dev/xf86
>    aperture-2.0nb1     XFree86 Framebuffer "aperture" driver for NetBSD/i386
> Updating to -current as of 2001-11-06, my system consistently crashes
> the second time the graphical use of the console is initialized.  That
> is, it boots up nicely, and I can log in under X, which works as it
> should.  However, if I log out, so that xdm restarts X, or if I switch
> to a non-graphical console (which works fine), and then back to the
> screen with X on it, the system hangs for a while (20 seconds, maybe),
> and then reboots.  No crash dump, no error messages.  Everything
> freezes solid for a little while, and then the screen clears, and the
> BIOS reboots the machine.
> The last time I updated to a fresh -current was 2001-09-27.  I have
> run many different incarnations of -current on the machine, and have
> never seen this problem before.
> Any ideas?
> -tih
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