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Re: Build breakage on netbsd-5, now Results of new NetBSD-5.1_STABLE
I downloaded the updated NetBSD from nyftp.netbsd.org, and installed it, source
too. Version showed as NetBSD-5.1_STABLE in uname -a.
In addition to the supplied generic kernel, I built two custom kernels: one
with vesafb and drm enabled and one without.
In all cases, I was able to access my Linux partition with inode size 256
bytes. In all cases, I was able to get into X with startx, but I was not able
to get back to a readable screen, though I was able to successfully type
"shutdown -r now", and that got me out. With the vesafb enabled, without going
into X, screen would go blank after about 30 seconds of keyboard inactivity but
would come back when I typed "screenblank -u" at a root command prompt. In
this case I have to keep a root command prompt open and remember which virtual
terminal it is on. I had this screen-blanking bug since NetBSD 5.0.2. It
makes no difference if I have screenblank=NO, apmd=NO and powerd=NO (or YES) in
When I was in X with the spartan twm, I was able to use the command prompt in
three xterms, and when the screen would go blank after a certain period of
inactivity, it would come back in response to a keystroke.
Now I wonder if there is a way to switch from one wm to another, such as from
twm to icewm, without going to a text-mode command prompt in between.
I am also readying to try NetBSD-current (HEAD) to get a taste and see if I
still get this screenblanking bug, am trying on a USB stick first to avoid
disrupting the hard-disk installation of 5.1_STABLE; installing binary sets and
source is much slower than on the hard disk.
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