Subject: Re: 2.0beta freezes
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/12/2004 17:19:00
On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 05:08:15PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> > How can I check, X is all dead and I can't ssh into the machine (I never
> > get a shell)? Ping is all that still works.
> If you can build a kernel with DDB (the Mach kernel debugger) in it, you
> can escape to that (<ctrl><alt><esc>) and use its "ps" command. (I haven't
> looked at NetBSD for quite a while, so I don't even know if DDB is there.)
That won't help you much if you're running X. There isn't a way to
have the kernel switch video modes (since it's X itself that does that)
so you'll be in ddb, but typing blind. Still useful, if just to type
"sync" and get a core dump.