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port-i386/38989: crash switching from text to graphics console
>Synopsis: crash switching from text to graphics console
>Arrival-Date: Thu Jun 19 16:25:00 +0000 2008
>Originator: Alan Barrett
>Release: NetBSD 4.99.63
System: NetBSD 4.99.63
The system may crash when switching from a text console to a
graphical console, when using wscons with multiple virtual
I was running X on the wscons virtual console that's accessed
by pressing alt-control-F5.
I switched to the first virtual console (which was in text mode)
by pressing alt-control-F1.
A short time later, I attempted to switch back to the X session
by pression alt-control-F5, but the system crashed.
Some of the messages had scrolled off the screen before I saw
them, but here's a partial backtrace:
Stoped in pid 1138.1 (Xorg) ...
Switching from a text console to a graphics console sometimes
works. In this case, I suspect that there was insufficient free
If the problem is memory allocation, then a possible fix could
be to free some memory and try again instead of crashing.
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