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[patch #2797] Starting XFree from the new console

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: [patch #2797] Starting XFree from the new console
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 19:08:58 -0400
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[patch #2797] Latest Modifications:

Changes by: 
                Marco Gerards <metgerards@student.han.nl>
                Thu 05/20/04 at 22:42 (Europe/Amsterdam)

------------------ Additional Follow-up Comments ----------------------------
Updated to use argp.

[patch #2797] Full Item Snapshot:

URL: <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?func=detailitem&item_id=2797>
Project: The GNU Hurd
Submitted by: Marco Gerards
On: Sat 03/13/04 at 00:24

Category:  Console
Priority:  5 - Normal
Resolution:  None
Assigned to:  marcus
Originator Email:  
Status:  Open

Summary:  Starting XFree from the new console

Original Submission:  Here is a patch to make it able to start XFree from the 
Hurd console.
When starting the console client you should pass the arguments
`--repeat /dev/kbd' to the pc_kbd plugin.  

After that the /dev/kbd node can be used just by XFree to gain access
to the keyboard (for now that is reading scancodes).  It should not be
too hard to modify the console client (pc_kbd actually) so it can use
that as well (console client in a console client).  Same for svgalib,
and stuff like that.

There is just a small problem with this patch.  Sometime s XFree locks
up when I start it.  I expect this is something in my sourcecode and
it is some kind of race problem or a problem with select (or O_ASYNC,
but I have no idea how that works).  I believe I did not have this
problem at first, before I added some synchronization stuff, but of
course I can be wrong here.

Follow-up Comments

Date: Thu 05/20/04 at 22:42         By: marco_g
Updated to use argp.

Date: Sat 03/13/04 at 17:38         By: marco_g
This new patch updates imnproves locking (one that does not affect Xfree) and I 
cleaned up the patch according to some suggestions by Alfred.  The ChangeLog 
entry was improved as well.

File Attachments

Date: Thu 05/20/04 at 22:42  Name: console_switch3.patch  Size: 22KB   By: 


Date: Sat 03/13/04 at 17:38  Name: console_switch2.diff  Size: 21KB   By: 


Date: Sat 03/13/04 at 00:24  Name: console_switch.patch  Size: 22KB   By: 


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