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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

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