Subject: Re: Problem with X/wscons on 2.0RC4/i386
To: David H.Gutteridge <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/03/2004 07:18:05
On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 10:05:05PM -0500, David H.Gutteridge wrote:
> I've been trying out 2.0RC4/i386 and I've encountered a strange problem
> with X and/or wscons (I assume it's one of the two, or their
> interaction).  When I exit from X (having started it from a VT), the
> screen goes blank, and switching between VTs doesn't do anything, the
> screen simply stays blank.  I tried to reinitialize the ttys in question
> from a remote login, but that didn't do anything.

Try limiting the VideoRam size in /etc/XF86Config.  On my laptop, after
starting X the consoles still work, but the text color is almost black
on black background.  I then added "VideoRam 32768" to my XF86Config (I
actually have 64 MB) and the problem went away.