Subject: pcvt and NetBSD/i386 (was: PCVT vs. XFree86 3.1.x)
To: NetBSD 386 Port <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hellmuth Michaelis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/23/1995 10:08:22
>From the keyboard of Matthias Scheler:
> I run -current kernel on a P90 with a SPEA Mercury V7. Since I enabled
> PCVT I have the problem that XFree86's (3.1.1 and 3.1.2) display is
> some how shifted to the right. The mouse pointer is at the right location
> but the windows are all at the wrong location. If I switch once to
> another virtual console and back everything is at the right position.
> But as soon as XFree86 tries to make a window visible (e.g. if xconsole
> wants to output something) it display gets shifted to the right again.
> The problem vanished after I switched back to the normal console.
> Any clues how to avoid this problem?
No. I've never seen and never heard of such a problem. I'm running pcvt
and XFree86 3.1.1 on a S3 based ELSA Winner 1000 and don't have any problems
> Will the new 3.30 version of PCVT fix this?
I don't know. Anyway i recommend upgrading to 3.30, the 3.00 version still
present in the NetBSD source tree is really outdated and full of bugs fixed
BTW: it would be nice, if the core team would delete the pcvt subtree from
the NetBSD/i386 in case nobody wants to upgrade it to 3.30. I offered
help with this to Chris and Charles, but it seems they are not happy
with pcvt being in the source tree. It's just becoming painfully boring
for me to get mail from NetBSD users all over the world asking to fix
things for NetBSD's pcvt which were fixed long ago and made their way
My offer for help in any form with pcvt in the NetBSD/i386 tree is still
valid, and this is in no way meant to be offensive, but if the core does
not want to upgrade pcvt - delete it! Thank you.
Hellmuth Michaelis HCS Hanseatischer Computerservice GmbH Hamburg, Europe
"There are lies, damn lies, and open systems." (unknown)