Re: Powerpc (mac-G4) -essentially broken
Nick Bailey wrote:
Thridly (out of two 8-): the mouse crashes when exiting KDE.
I've not seen this in a bug report. It's a USB one and works
fine until you exit KDE. The remapping of F11 and F12 as the
two mouse buttons works fine too (just left the stuff in from
Potato). I know there's a way to go yet before Woody gets
release, but I wanted to be ready 8-)
This is a known problem with X 4.1.0, on both PPC and ARM
(little-endian, but unsigned char and framebuffer like PPC). Seems to
happen with kdm and gdm (the GNOME version), and I've noticed that if I
log in and log out real fast, it's fine.
For more detail, see http://bugs.debian.org/113022 but the best
workaround I know of is to ctrl-alt-F1 to switch to the console, then
alt-F7 back to X, and *dm will crash and restart itself with the mouse
working. It's some funny state X gets into which makes this crash
happen, and it doesn't happen otherwise, but it's convenient to make
this workaround work.
Maybe this information will help guide someone to a fix. :-)
PS: what's the command debconf invokes to build an
XF86Config-4? It was update-config xserver or something, but
I've forgotten it, and can't find a ref to it anywhere. Not
so bad now I've got a working X, but it was very handy to
There should be a backup, like XF86Config-4.dpkg-bak or something like
that. No such file?
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