I've got X and pppd running on my IIvx running generic MacBSD 1.1, but
I'm having a few minor difficulties:
1) I keep getting serial overruns, even with a minimal processor load.
Lowering the port speed from 38400 to 19200 didn't seem to help any.
I'll try 9600, but I'm wondering if there's something else I should
be doing. After all, the same machine running MacOS can handle speeds
of 38400 and higher without any trouble. Is there a process I can
renice to a higher priority, maybe? (note: The modem-to-modem speed
is only 9600, not counting the v.42bis compression.)
2) Console messages mess up the X screen. No biggie since an 'xrefresh'
cleans everything up, but I'm getting so many serial overruns (which
generate console messages) that I'm having to do this often enough
that it's annoying. (It also happens when I 'su root'.) If I run
'xconsole' I see the messages there, but it still messes up the sceen.
3) 'xconsole' and 'xload' (from the puma ftp site) don't work unless I'm
root. If I'm not root xconsole says "Couldn't open console", and
xload says "cannot get access to kernel address space getValue".
Ok, it makes sense, but I don't know what to do to get around it.
(I don't know anything about setuid executables, but is this maybe
why they exist?)
PS. I asked before if the macbsd mailing list is archived anywhere (or if
there is any way to read the goings on there without cluttering my
mailbox) but noone has answered me. Should I take that as a "no"?
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