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Re: Intent to package: fbgetty

On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 04:39:28AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> starting X and exiting it (which almost never works anyway)) ... 
> modprobe matroxfb seems to ALWAYS work because the driver resets the
> card!

I was under the impression that the reason so many people have problems
with their VGA card being hosed when leaving X because VGA state saving and
restoration is different for every card, and imperfectly implemented for
most cards because the XFree86 developers generally don't have specs.

Perhaps the Matrox driver in the SVGA server won't have this problem even
when going back to the regular textmode console.

By the way, for those pacing restlessly for "Overfiend" .debs of,
the magic ratio is now 113/174.  114 is a bitch.

G. Branden Robinson              |    You should try building some of the
Debian GNU/Linux                 |    stuff in main that is modern...turning
branden@ecn.purdue.edu           |    on -Wall is like turning on the pain.
cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |    -- James Troup

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