Subject: Re: 2.0beta freezes
To: Denis Lagno <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/13/2004 15:26:09
On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 03:19:23PM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 12:43:09PM +0400, Denis Lagno wrote:
> > >       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.
> > 
> > I thought that kernel config options XSERVER_DDB
> > have to do something with that?
> 	uh.. I think that just allows the ctrl-alt-esc sequence to work.  But
> actuall, I'm not sure.  There's no documentation about what it does.

	Well, I looked around in the sources a bit, and:
For most people that options does *absolutely nothing*.  It is only used
by pccons, and enables the use of the F12 key to get into ddb while X is
running.  Furthermore, it only applies to arc, bebox, i386 and shark.