Re: A further ctrl-alt-backspace mystery.

From: Gilboa Davara (gilboada_at_netvision.net.il)
Date: 09/11/05

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    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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