Re: Powerpc (mac-G4) -essentially broken
On Fri, 2002-01-18 at 03:58, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Nick Bailey wrote:
> >Thridly (out of two 8-): the mouse crashes when exiting KDE.
> >I've not seen this in a bug report. It's a USB one and works
> >fine until you exit KDE. The remapping of F11 and F12 as the
> >two mouse buttons works fine too (just left the stuff in from
> >Potato). I know there's a way to go yet before Woody gets
> >release, but I wanted to be ready 8-)
> This is a known problem with X 4.1.0, on both PPC and ARM
> (little-endian, but unsigned char and framebuffer like PPC). Seems to
> happen with kdm and gdm (the GNOME version), and I've noticed that if I
> log in and log out real fast, it's fine.
Haven't seen it with gdm, does it only happen with the fbdev driver?
> For more detail, see http://bugs.debian.org/113022 but the best
> workaround I know of is to ctrl-alt-F1 to switch to the console, then
> alt-F7 back to X, and *dm will crash and restart itself with the mouse
> working. It's some funny state X gets into which makes this crash
> happen, and it doesn't happen otherwise, but it's convenient to make
> this workaround work.
At least gdm also offers an option to always restart the X server on
sesion exit, which might avoid the problem.
> Maybe this information will help guide someone to a fix. :-)
Unfortunately, it doesn't ring a bell beyond something obviously doesn't
get properly reset when starting the new server generation.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast