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Re: kern/44565: X works for about thirty seconds and then freezes on my MacBook1,1

The following reply was made to PR kern/44565; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Taylor R Campbell <>
Cc:,,, Martin Husemann 
Subject: Re: kern/44565: X works for about thirty seconds and then freezes on 
my MacBook1,1
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:54:31 +0000

    Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:20:19 +0100
    From: Martin Husemann <>
    On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 01:51:48PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
    > (--) Using wscons driver on /dev/ttyE1 in pcvt compatibility mode (ver=
 sion 3.32)
    ttyE1 is likely the problem, check if you have a getty process running
    on ttyE1 (I suppose you have), I certainly do on most machines:
     375 ttyE1  Is+  0:00.08 /usr/libexec/getty ...
 I have no getty processes running.  It may be worth mentioning that I
 didn't install with sysinst (because other parts of sysinst are
 broken, about which I suppose I ought to submit a PR), and I see that
 sysinst on i386 tweaks /etc/ttys to enable ttyE[1-9].
    That process will fight with the X server for keyboard input. The X serv=
    is supposed to run on ttyE4 by default (X gets a "vt5" arg), I'm not sure
    what went wrong in your case.
 Keyboard input isn't the problem.  If I have a terminal in focus when
 the display freezes, I can still type into the terminal and observe
 its effects.  (I typed `touch frobnozzle', and, sure enough, a file
 called frobnozzle appeared in my home directory.)
 I turned on ttyE[1-3] in /etc/ttys, shut down to single-user mode and
 came back to multi-user mode, and tried running X again.  Xorg.log.0
 says ttyE4, the mouse cursor is all wonky (it twitches all the time,
 and if I touch the track pad to move it, it jumps to the bottom
 right-hand corner of the screen before moving), and the display
 freezes after thirty seconds or so again.
 I rebooted the machine and tried running X again, which took ttyE4
 again.  The mouse cursor is no longer all wonky, but the display still
 freezes after thirty seconds.

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