Subject: Re: Problems restoring the palette under NetBSD
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From: Andrew van der Stock <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/12/2001 14:22:58
This is a fault of the wscons driver under NetBSD. wscons is not taking a
good enough snapshot of *all* the VGA and extended VGA registers and other
necessary state.

Luke Mewburn ( can reliably replicate this issue using his
Dell laptop, which IIRC has an ATI video adapter. It causes purple text
splotches on his 1600x1400 LCD display.


Matthias Scheler wrote:
> after importing XFree86 4.1.0 into NetBSD's X11 sources at the weekend
> there have been reports about problems to restore the palette on systems
> using all kind of NVidia boards. As a result of this problem the screen
> stays black if the X11 server quits or you switch to a text console while
> it is running. AFAIK this problem shows up under FreeBSD, too.
> Is this a know problem with "nv" driver? Does it happen under Linux, too?