Re: X and VT-switching bug?

Noel Maddy (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:06:24 +0500

hpa wrote:
> It is perfectly possible -- and not even very hard -- to query and
> restore the complete state of a VGA card. Unfortunately, some
> graphics chip manufacturers didn't carry this on. I am truly
> surprised to hear there are chips you can't even force into a known
> state without a bus reset -- whomever came up with that one should be
> shot, tortured, and then *really* hurt... c'mon, folks, it ain't that
> hard to give your thing a card-specific reset if you have to... *sigh*

Almost makes you think they were designed for an OS that also needs a reset to recover from errors, eh? :0

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Noel Maddy <>