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

Pavel Machek (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 15:24:15 +0100


> I just recently thought about that (Dosemu died and took my console with
> it).
> Would not something like the following be enough to always be able to
> recover?
> 1. Make the kernel know how to reset the video card to a known state. This
> should essentially be a string of "output X to register Y"; a user land
> application could configure it via some IOCTL.

No. For many video cards, there is *NO* single sequence to reset into
known state. You have to use different sequence depending on state you
are on. And kernel does not know what state hw is in :-(.

I'm really 	   Pavel
Look at ;-).