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Re: upgrading Debian-GNU-Hurd

On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 12:40:12PM +0200, Thierry LACOSTE wrote:
> On Thursday 24 June 2004 19:00, Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 07:42:07PM +0300, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
> > > Thierry LACOSTE wrote:
> > > >When I run startx the screen turns black for one or two minutes
> > > >and then the computer reboots.
> >
> > I think this is normal right now if a fatal problem (like when your
> > graphics card is not supported) occurs. Check
> > /var/log/XFree86.log.0 (or similar) and see the console output.
> >
> I checked /var/log/XFree86.0.log which ends with
> Fatal server error:
> Cannot set event mode on keyboard (Inappropriate ioctl for device)

Yeah, that looks like a problem with /dev/kbd.
> > You need to append --repeat=/dev/kbd or something to the console command
> > in order to make X run successfully.
> >
> When I run starx --repeat=/dev/kbd I have the same problem.

You need to start the Hurd console with this option, like 

console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeat=/dev/kbd -d generic_speaker /dev/vcs

Afterwards, just run startx in the usual fashion.


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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