Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)

Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)

Post by John Caywo » Mon, 19 Dec 1994 12:47:46





>Subject: Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)
>Date: 17 Dec 1994 15:08:01 GMT
>Has anyone encountered this problem?  When I exit from Openwin (on Solaris 2.4
>X86), it always hangs. I have to do a hardware reset to recover.

I had the same problem with a Diamond Stealth Pro VLB video card.  A kind soul
(whose name I've forgotten) suggested I try turning *on* video shadow RAM in
the BIOS setup.  Tho this is contrary to the installation docs, it worked for
me.

  John Caywood,
        wine drinker and vi bigot

 
 
 

Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)

Post by Philip Thambidur » Mon, 19 Dec 1994 00:08:01


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Has anyone encountered this problem?  When I exit from Openwin (on Solaris 2.4
X86), it always hangs. I have to do a hardware reset to recover.

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Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)

Post by Ivan S. Bisho » Tue, 20 Dec 1994 16:22:13


I have had this with 2.1 X86 for months, I was just about to go to 2.4 too.
When I exit OW on a Toshiba 4700, I get black-on-black type rather than
a hang, but I have to init 0 to get white on black back.

has anyone else seen this and IS IT FIXED in 2.4 X86???

Thanks, and yo'll have a great Xmas!
--
Ivan S. Bishop

 
 
 

Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)

Post by A.Park » Tue, 20 Dec 1994 20:22:00



>Has anyone encountered this problem?  When I exit from Openwin (on Solaris 2.4
>X86), it always hangs. I have to do a hardware reset to recover.

I  used to occasionally get the same problem with 2.2 on my  IPC,
but  since upgrading to 2.3, I've had no trouble. Something is  a
little flakey somewhere.

Andy.

 
 
 

Openwin hangs on exit (Solaris 2.4, X86)

Post by Doug To » Fri, 23 Dec 1994 03:12:09



> I have had this with 2.1 X86 for months, I was just about to go to 2.4 too.
> When I exit OW on a Toshiba 4700, I get black-on-black type rather than
> a hang, but I have to init 0 to get white on black back.

> has anyone else seen this and IS IT FIXED in 2.4 X86???

> Thanks, and yo'll have a great Xmas!
> --
> Ivan S. Bishop


This sounds like the same problem we ran into a while back.  We encountered
it on a SPARC Solaris system, but it probably doesn't make any difference.
The text below explains the problem and what we did to workaround it.

Quote:> Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 12:59:24 MST
> From: tody (Doug Tody)

> I also looked into the problem JB reported with the blank screen on logout
> on the Solaris system.  This is definitely a OpenWindows 3.3 bug.  Evidently
> what it is doing is using pixel 255 for the text color for the console.
> The default xgterm or saomage sets this pixel to white so you have white
> characters on a white background, and can't see the text.  If you invert
> the colormap so that black is at 255 then logout, the problem will
> disappear.  If you use a colored colormap, you will see colored text after
> logging out.

> I poked around a bit and came up with the following workaround for this
> problem.  In my .xinitrc file I added the following at the end:

>         /usr/openwin/bin/reservecolors -nokeep <<EOF
>         255 black
>         EOF

> This is executed when you log out of the window system, and it sets pixel
> 255 to black, so that you get black text on a white background for the
> console display (btw - since OW doesn't seem to manage these colors you
> could probably use this same trick to set pixel 0 to some color, so that you
> have a nice colored screen on logout, rather than white).

Doug Tody       National Optical Astronomy Observatories    IRAF project

 
 
 

1. Solaris 2.4 x86 openwin installation problem

Hello,

I'm trying to install Solaris 2.4 on my Pentium.  Everthing appears to
have installed correctly up until when I try to run openwin.  When I
attempt to run openwin, my screen goes to black and never returns.

I am running a 17in MAG DX17F and a Diamond Stealth 64 (2M VRAM).  I
have tried several different configurations from kdmconfig -cf, 8 and
24 bit, 800X600, 1024X768, but with no luck.  I am setting my monitor
type to Multifrequency 1280X1024 (60 Hz).

My questions are:

1)  Are my configuration settings appropriate, if not, what should
they be?

2)  Is there a file generated by 'kdmconfig -cf' that I can verify?  I
have looked in /usr/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig, but everything
appears to be commented out.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

jim
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