Re: ibook ustable

Subject: Re: ibook ustable
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 17:14:42 MDT

1. Visit the ibooklinux site some time and read up on the mailing list.
Most questions are answered there.
2. Your iBook hangs probably because of the ethernet bug. Upgrade the
kernel to the latest version.
3. Upgrade to XFree 4.0. Solves a lot of problems. You get 32 bits color,
for instance.

Maurice van Steensel, MD
Department of Dermatology
Molecular and Clinical Genodermatology
University Hospital Nijmegen
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On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Josh Smith wrote:

> OAA> is it just me or YDL 1.2 in the iBook is unstable?
> OAA> From time to time X dies and the system halts.
> I use it on my iBook, and it doesn't seem that bad. I have two X-related
> gripes with it:
> (1) When I hit the Caps Lock key, the X server dies about a second later.
> Consistently, every time. I haven't tried to debug why yet, and I
> haven't tried installing the latest XFree; I don't use Caps Lock much.
> (2) If I set the X resource
> xterm*eightBitInput: false
> in my .Xdefaults file, then when I launch an xterm, it dies with an
> error whose details elude me for the moment. If I set
> xterm*eightBitInput: true
> via 'xrdb -merge', it works fine; I can toggle the working and
> non-working behavior back and forth by xrdb-ing in the appropriate
> value. As with the first problem, I suspect that the latest XFree might
> help, and I haven't tried it yet.
> What sorts of problems were you seeing? Does the X server die at particular
> times, or apparently at random? And does the system always halt when X dies,
> or at other times?
> -Josh (

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