Subject: Re: Xserver on 5000/200: does mouse work with 1.3_ALPHA or newer? [was: Re: 3100 Mouse, was Re: New 3100 install]
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/05/1998 13:14:53
On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> I have managed to reproduce this at last ):.  A 5000/150 consistently
> starts xfs, xdm and X without any problems, as long as I don't do
> ntpdate and start xntpd.  When I do those two, the first Xserver hangs. 
> I'm guessing it's a race of some kind on /dev/console, or possibly, just
> possibly, a bug in the select() emulation.

My vote is for a race...  I had a similar problem with my 2100: the first
xserver wouldn't read keypresses from the console keyboard.  After putting
a sleep before firing up xdm in rc, the problem went away.

  Aaron J. Grier  | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | |  | ...!reed!vla!agrier
  DECBEE65 0DEE3A0C 1ED7F54D 9E023CC4 and 0x0663D1A9 at a server near you.