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Re: Problems after xorg patch to 5.0_STABLE
On Sep 21, 2009, at 5:50 PM, Jukka Salmi wrote:
There's a problem I'm having with -current; I wonder if it's related
to the "can't exit" part of this.
Rafal Boni --> port-i386 (2009-09-21 17:22:13 -0400):
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 12:44:35PM -0700, Soren Jacobsen wrote:
On Sep 21, 2009, at 12:14 PM, Jukka Salmi wrote:
However, I removed the directory in question and extracted the set
again, but the screen still goes black as soon as Xorg is running.
Sadly, this is expected. See PR xsrc/41870. I am very tempted to
change our X server back to the old behavior of installing a default
cursor immediately and painting the background to that horrible
horrible eye-killing pattern. Much as I hate that default
black with no cursor is all kinds of wrong.
Yeah, too many people's reaction to the black screeen w/no cursor has
been "OMG, it's fuxored" (including mine, even now occasionally). We
should go back to the damn grey stipled screen; it's not like it
be changed by whatever eye-candy is running on top of X as soon as it
I don't think that was the problem I was seeing. Unless a side effect
is that you're not able to shut down the X server anymore... ;-)
With the 1.6.3 server, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace did not work, only sending a
SIGKILL to the server (by a user logged in over the network) worked,
left the screen garbled until the system was restarted. And blindly
typing `shutdown -r now' or pressing the power button to trigger a
shutdown by powerd(8) did not work as well.
In the meantime I've extracted the old sets to make Xorg (server
is usable again...
For some reason, when I fire up recent versions of X, it doesn't seem
to know the names of any keys. This means that assorted keyboard
accelerators in my window manager (pkgsrc/wm/fvwm) don't work.
xmodmap seems to fail to destroy any concept of the caps lock key's
existence, I believe because I can't name it. If, though, I run
xmodmap manually and do an fvwm Restart, all is happy at that level.
No, I don't know why. I'm getting ready to send-pr on this and a few
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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