> 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.
> 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
> 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