Re: And now for something completely different... etch!
Darren Salt <email@example.com> writes:
> I demand that Rich Walker may or may not have written...
>> Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> How common was that problem you were trying to solve, again?
>> Presumably, you never used an S3 video card.
>> (Locks up on leaving X in many card/X permutations).
> IME (one S3 ViRGE), that's VESA driver territory. (No lockup problems, though
> - at least, not that I recall...)
Specifically, it was using Xserver-s3v rather than X 4.
If you left X, the machine became un-usable: I recall having to connect
over the network to shut it down, and having to document how to do that
for the customer.
I know; I should have used a different card: but there were deadlines
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