Subject: Re: XalphaNetBSD no go -> unusable console
To: None <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/06/2001 02:22:15
On 71255994: seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch wrote:

>I've been experimenting more and I noticed that if I log in remotely
>and kill my shell then the tty is reset and I get a login prompt. In
>a similar vein, if I exec X then I get a login prompt. I guess this 
>means the X server doesn't reset the keyboard settings on exit?

It looks like there has been a change in wscons in the last year
since I was paying a lot of attention.  I'm going to look into it,
as I seem to recall being able to break into DDB while running X
on the alpha.  In fact, it was one of the biggest advantages, IMO,
of having a frame buffer style device rather than a VGA/XF86-y

I'm just setting up my alpha again to be my workstation after almost
a year of using solely the laptop during a move and so on.  So,
far I'm making decent progress on getting some things fixed up and
ready for full time use.  :-)

Tonight, I just checked in a couple of fixes that should make the
server work again, at least.

And I enabled the zaphod code so that you can use the Xserver in
the old fashioned dual head mode (a la Sun).

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