From: Nick Hilliard (nick at domain iol.ie)
Date: Fri 09 Apr 1999 - 11:54:36 IST
> What is it with the server (SVGA) that makes it incapable of just
> closing down and exiting? If it's waiting for some kind of
> confirmation from the chipset that something has occurred, can this be
> disabled? It's not as if I'm trying to close one X session and start
> another: this is going for a full shutdown.
It's generally not the X server, but rather the wide variation of VGA
implementations and the general lousiness of VGA cards that cause this to
happen. This also happens in M$ products, albeit not to the same extent.
That said, it could be the X server. On the tecra 780 that I use, X
completely refuses to work under linux, displaying exactly the fade-out
stuff that you describe. However, with exactly the same X server along with
exactly the same XF86Config file, it works fine when the system is booted
into freebsd. Go figure.
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