Subject: Console screens dimmed by X
To: None <>
From: Christopher Tribo <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/21/2003 17:27:21
	Recent changes to wsmoused caused X not to be able to grab the 
mouse at startup so it quit, but when it quit it didn't reset the screen 
brightness, as a result the default foreground text is barely visable on 
my screen. Shouldn't "reset" take care of this? /etc/rc.d/wscons restart 
doesn't do anything meaningful. Is there any way to reset the console 
colors to the defaults? FWIW, bold text in man pages shows up fine, its 
just normal foreground text that I can't see. shouldn't X restore the 
palette settings to their defaults on exit instead of just using what was 
there when it started?

I'm trying to port NetBSD to my cup of tea, but it keeps kernel panicking 
on refill. This is odd, because I ported it to my toaster and my bookcase 
easily enough and it survives bread- and book-replacement fine.

Any hints?

Jared Earle -