Subject: Re: Issues with NetBSD-current and XFree86 >= 4
To: Chris Gilbert <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/24/2001 15:40:26
> The dim console text used to be an issue for me as well in 4.0.2, but there 
> was some discussion on current-users back in Febuary (thread title XFree86 
> 4.0.* palette unfriendliness, started by Ken Hornstein)
> It seems that XFree86 wasn't reseting the VGA palette registers when 
> returning to text mode.  Probably best to read that thread.  It's certainly 
> fixed under 4.1.0 using the tdfx driver on my voodoo 5500, perhaps it's a per 
> driver fix?

Yes, the solution of that thread was, that some XFree 4.x drivers got fixed.
So for most cards the problem is gone now. But: the NVIDIA (nv) module still
has that problem. I can assure you that it is present in our current xsrc

(And the nvidia module does the necessary calls to restore the palette 
registers on exit, something else must be going on here.)