Re: task for Josip (was Re: cant start X)
On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 11:05:09PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Josip, you fielding this? It seems the release notes and
> releases/potato should mention this.
I'm not quite sure about the wording... something like this, perhaps?
If you don't have gpm installed and wish to run X on your SPARC system,
you will first have to remove the <file>/dev/gpmdata</file> file.
(enclosed in <![ %sparc [ ]]>)
Ben Collins wrote:
> It needs to be part of the errata. The logic of the patch that causes this
> problem is that if gpm is not installed (more specifically not running),
> then opening the device will fail. Problem is, it's not a device, nor a
> socket, it's a FIFO. So opening it succeeds no matter what.
Can't we get that wrong code fixed (for r1)?
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