PWS 600au / Matrox G450 / XFree86-4.3.0 (fwd)

Jean-Francois Gobin gobin at
Sun May 30 08:23:42 PDT 2004

Ok, so you [CTRL][ALT][BACKSPACE]-ed Xwindow. If possible, can you try a
ssh from another system ?

If the system is still responding, you should see it quite immediately.

BTW, I had a problem not really dissimilar, except it didn't "black out"
the screen. I had to upgrade Xfree from the provided version of
FreeBSD/Alpha 5.2.1 to the latest found on


On Sun, 30 May 2004, Marco Beishuizen wrote:

> On stardate Sun, 30 May 2004, the wise Jean-Francois Gobin entered:
> > What did he do when you press [CTRL][ALT][BACKSPACE] ?
> >
> > JF
> I think that killed xfree as it should but the monitor still remains black
> with the big warning. The only way to get into the cli again is to reboot
> the machine.
> Marco
> --
> Alex Haley was adopted!

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