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Re: A further ctrl-alt-backspace mystery.



What problems are you having?
What is that crazy state?
On what machine configuration does this crazy state happen?

Gilboa

On Sat, 2005-09-10 at 07:54 -0500, akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 10, 2005 at 10:37:10AM +0300, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > In general, a simple change in the BIOS AGP/PCI settings can cause a
> > stable machine to go wild.
> > Can you post the machine hardware configuration?
> > BTW, "DontZap" "False" is the default. You can delete it altogether.
> > 
> > Gilboa
> Two things.. What kinds of things do you need to know about the
> hardware configuration. We are having the same problems on at least
> three different hardware configurations and two machines that are
> exactly the same hardware and (as far as we can tell) exactly the same
> software configuration act differently. That is what makes this all so
> infuriating and mysterious.
> 
> I know "DontZap" "False" false is the default but since the same
> hardware acts differently ion different physical machines 
> we did not want to depend on defaults.
> > 
> > On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 10:03 -0500, akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> > > We started out with the realization that ctrl-alt-backspace would not
> > > work on our FC4 lab machines to restart the X server.
> > > 
> > > Research led us to inset the following clause in the xorg.conf to
> > > disable this key sequence altogether:
> > > Section "ServerFlags"
> > >         Option "DontZap" "true"
> > > 	EndSection
> > > 
> > > Logic then led us to wonder if the clause:
> > > Section "ServerFlags"
> > >         Option "DontZap" "false"
> > > 	EndSection
> > > 
> > > would allow ctrl-alt-backspace to operate as it should. The answer we
> > > found was sometimes. In several cases two machines with identical
> > > hardware and identical software would have different behavior. One of
> > > the pair would work and the other would go into a crazy state where
> > > rebooting became necessary.
> > > 
> > > Does anyone have any further wisdom of this matter that they are
> > > willing to share?
> > > 
> > > --
> > > 
> > > =======================================================================
> > > Do not meddle in the affairs of troff, for it is subtle and quick to anger.
> > > -------------------------------------------
> > > Aaron Konstam
> > > Computer Science
> > > Trinity University
> > > telephone: (210)-999-7484
> > 



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