Subject: Re: 2.0beta freezes
To: Denis Lagno <email@example.com>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.