Subject: Re: a problem with pcvt (from current netbsd sources)?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/01/1995 12:56:27
>Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 21:25:09 -0700 (PDT)
>From: "M. Tamola" <>

>On Sun, 30 Apr 1995, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
>>    i have some weird problem with pcvt that does not allow my system to 
>>    reboot.  it goes like this:  i shutdown my machine using either reboot or 
>>    halt, and after shutting down x-windows, the screen goes back to console, 
>>    and then when it is supposed to say "syncing disks...done, etc." it 
>>    instead prints out garbage characters and just hangs.
>> That doesn't happen on any of my machines.
>> Have you seen this when shutting down after *not running X at all
>> since the machine booted*?
>yes, i just booted single user, and then did a reboot.  same hang, only 
>this time, the message came out clear instead of just garbage.  
>furthermore, i really don't know if this is a problem specific to pcvt as 
>i haven't even tried a kernel with pccons (and i really don't have the 

It's not pcvt, because I use pccons and I have had similar problems.
I get the "syncing disks..." message and then nothing else.  It hangs
even if I sync manually immediately before shutting down with
'shutdown -r now'.  I also run X on my machine, with my hacked-up
aperture driver (diffs posted here recently).

I'll poke around with not running X, using INSECURE instead of the
aperture driver, etc., and see what I can find out.
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