I was helping a friend out this weekend trying to get X working on his
computer. Monetary problems limit his configuration to a 486-25Mhz with 4
MB RAM, enough harddisk space and a Hercules (mono) videocard. Yes, the
one that does 720x348, monochrome. We did get it working without even too
much trashing of the harddisk, using tinyX. (tinyX-mono-1.3.tar.gz from
funet, Linux kernel 1.3.45)
Now, one thing is remaining on the wish list... virtual console
switching. It doesn't currently work, just a black screen when I switch
to a different console. The X screen is still proper working when I
switch back. Also, on exiting X the screen is not properly reset so all
that remains is this black screen. Is there a way to reset this and get
proper VC switching?
I browsed through the FAQs and couldn't find it in there. Has anybody got
this working before?
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