[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: kernel 2.6.19: system freeze with blinking CapsLock and ScrollLock leds

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 02:06:10PM -0800, Max A. wrote:
> btw, with a dual-head video card and two monitors is it possible to
> have X showing on one monitor and text console on the other (to get a
> kernel panic message printed out there)?

Interesting question.  Not sure.  I guess it depends on whether you can
have the second display enabled while still leaving the chip vga
compatible on the first screen.  With two seperate video cards I am sure
you can do it (use the primary vga card as the console, and launch X on
the secondary card).  Maybe an old PCI video card running as your
primary console display would be a good debug tool.  If you crash,
connect the monitor to the PCI card and see why. :)

Len Sorensen

Reply to: