Re: errornous screen blanking with X
these are actually two different issues. The first one looks like a bug
in the kernel's framebuffer code. The later one is a problem in the
X-Server wich can't reliably read the colormap of some newport boards.
Dominik Behr put together a patch that unconditionally restores the
palette on VT switches.
On Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 01:06:15PM +0200, Jan-Hendrik Palic wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 12:30:15PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> >When running an X Server on tty 7 and switching to any other text
> >console, this console will be blanked after a couple of minutes. Just
> >pressing any key does not give you the content back. Instead you need
> >to go to tty7 via alt-f7 - the screen reappears and you can switch back
> >to your text console.
> I have this too, but without the reappaering. When I startx and want to
> switch to console, it is blank, until I will reboot.
> I talked to Guido because of it, he said, this is a bug in the colormap
> in the driver. It will be overwritten .....
> One time, you all will be emulated by linux!
> Jan- Hendrik Palic
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