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Re: task for Josip (was Re: cant start X)

Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> writes:

> 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 [ ]]>)

I think so.  You may want to say, "You may have to first remove the

> 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)?

I would think so... Dunno, it might be tricky.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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