Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)

H. Peter Anvin (
10 Dec 1997 13:03:03 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: "Albert D. Cahalan" <>
In newsgroup:
> > 1. Make the kernel know how to reset the video card to a known state.
> You can go from a known state to a known state.
> You can go from any state to an unknown state -- useless.
> Sorry, you can't get to a known state from an unknown state.

Sure you can. It's pretty common to do so. In fact, whenever you
initialize hardware, this is usually exactly what you do.


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