XFree86-1.3 (Hercules): text mode not restored after exit???

XFree86-1.3 (Hercules): text mode not restored after exit???

Post by Ralf G. R. Ber » Wed, 15 Dec 1993 02:56:36


a few days ago I installed SLS 1.03 on a colleague's computer. He has only
got a Hercules clone, nevertheless I was able to get X11 running.

One problem I experienced was that once I quit X, the Hercules card isn't
switched into text mode, I think. At least the screen remains black, and
I can't get the console screens to display anything. I tried to switch
to a different virtual console w/ Ctrl-Alt-Fn, but this doesn't help.

The only possibility to get the display working again is to reboot the
machine, but this is very inconvenient.

Can anybody help?



Ralf G. R. Bergs, Aachen University of Technology EE (comp. eng.) student
snail: H"uckeswagener Str. 42, D-51647 Gummersbach, Fed. Rep. of Germany
phone/fax: +49 2261 21968


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I've built XF_Mono server with HGC (Hercules) support and it seems to
work while in graphic (i.e. X11) mode. Unfortunately it does NOT switch
back to text mode when exiting X11 (or switching to virtual console).
The screen remains hopelessly blank. The OS I'm using is Linux, pl.14.

Any ideas?

Michal Szymanski


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