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Re: Problems after xorg patch to 5.0_STABLE

Geert Hendrickx --> port-i386 (2009-09-23 09:07:39 +0200):
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 07:36:50PM +0200, Jukka Salmi wrote:
> > I just updated a netbsd-5 i386 system (ThinkPad X40) and I'm seeing the
> > problems you describe for the intel driver: black screen as soon as I
> > run startx(1), can't switch to another VT afterwards.  Logging in via
> > ssh and sending X a SIGKILL just leaves the display garbled.
> Put the following in the "ServerFlags" section of your xorg.conf file:
>       Option  "DontZap"       "false"
> The default has changed in the last release... (a horrible decision, 

Thanks for the hint, but that's not the problem here.  It seems to be
the intel(4) driver who's the culprit; at least using vesa(4) instead
makes the Xserver work (but not in a very useful way... ;-)).

The system in question is a thinkpad X40:

vga1 at pci0 dev 2 function 0: Intel 82855GM GMCH Integrated Graphics Device 
(rev. 0x02)
wsdisplay0 at vga1 kbdmux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation), using wskbd0
wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
i915drm0 at vga1: Intel i852GM/i855GM GMCH
i915drm0: AGP at 0xe0000000 128MB
i915drm0: Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730
Intel 82855GM GMCH Integrated Graphics Device (miscellaneous display, revision 
0x02) at pci0 dev 2 function 1 not configured

There are no errors in the [1]log; but the screen stays black, shutting
down the Xserver doesn't work except by sending it a SIGKILL which
leaves the display garbled...

Any hints?

Regards, Jukka


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