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Re: On starting the Hurd console by default

Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> writes:

> (CCing debian-hurd, hope you don't mind)
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 11:45:10AM +1200, John Williams wrote:
>> On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 17:38 +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
>> > I think now is the time to think about how we want to go about starting
>> > the Hurd console by default on bootup.
>> > Some things to consider:
>> > 
>> How to react when it doesn't work?
> Good question. This should be punted upstream I guess.
>> My system displayed a blank screen when I attempted to start X, 
> You need to start the console first, before you start X. And you need to
> change the mouse settings appropriately.
>> console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeat=kbd -d pc_mouse --repeat=mouse -c /
>> dev/cons /dev/vcs
>> But now, after upgrading (through apt-get) to the latest hurd, X etc,
>> starting the console results in a blank screen that is unresponsive to
>> keyboard input and needs a hard reset.
> Hmm, that's the same problem Guillem Jover reported. I also had this a
> couple of times, but it works for me currently. I have no idea what is
> going wrong here.
> Marco/Marcus, do you have any hints about this?

Does ctrl+alt+backspace work?  that should terminate the console
client, even when it shows a blank screen.  Can you check your
/etc/ttys, /dev/tty[1-6] and /dev/vcs?



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