Subject: Re: pcvt, X, Number 9 GXE
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Windsor <email@example.com>
Date: 05/19/1998 17:47:34
Verily did Matthieu Herrb write:
> You wrote (in your message from Tue 19)
> > I recently installed 1.3.1 on a system and promptly whipped up a custom
> > kernel with pcvt.
> > After that, I installed the 1.3 X dist for /i386 (since there was no such
> > critter for 1.3.1), and set it up for my Number 9 GXE (ISA).
> > When I start up X, it works rather nicely for about a minute, and then
> > everything seizes solid. No pings, no console switching, nada.
> > As per Charles' direction, I set ddb.onpanic=0, and I'll try again tonight
> > to see if I can get a dump. In the meanwhile, I was wondering if anybody
> > had experienced this before.
> If you have 16 Mo of RAM or more, you may need 'option "nolinear"' in
> XF86Config since there is no way to map the physical memory of an ISA
> board into the user space without conflicting with normal RAM in this
I tried that and it failed miserably. Fortunately, using "nomemaccess"
did the trick.
Now I have to figure out why the f*ck the console is using ^? instead of
^H for erase. (grumble)
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