Subject: Re: X11 problems on 5000/133
To: Peter Wallace <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: emanuel stiebler <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/30/1998 14:08:58
Hi Peter,

I have nearly same machine. I have no problems with X. But the same with
this "silo overflow" this happens many times, and using X-windows too.
Sometimes, after getting this "silo overlow" on X-windows, my screen is
been updated wrong, i have to shutdown and restart X-Windows.


> From: Peter Wallace <>
> To: port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG
> Subject: X11 problems on 5000/133
> Date: Friday, January 30, 1998 1:04 PM
> I just installed 1.3 (binary using the generic kernel) on my 5000/133
> (64M, PMAGB-BA, RZ25 disk) and was pleased at how simple it was using
> the sysinst utility. I used a Freebsd server and did a net installation,
> then made the changes needed so the the xserver can use the compressed
> fonts.
> 	The problem I have now is that X seems unstable. If I run XDM. I get a
> reversed screen and a hang (I can still telnet in, but the keyboard on
> the Decstation is not being listened to) If I use startx, X starts up
> but the window manager (TWM) crashes with a segv at the least
> provocation (usually exiting some client is what causes this) The X
> server itself crashes if I try to launch some remote clients (XV for
> example). 
> 	I have an earlier version (1.2G) on a 3100 which seems much more stable
> (Some remote clients will crash the Xserver but simple clients run fine
> and the window manager stays up)
> 	Does anyone else have this problem with X?  Could this be a hardware
> problem? I noticed also that the kernel reports SCC silo overflows if
> you move the mouse before X is started, is this normal?
> 	Any help or suggestions appreciated
> Peter Wallace