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Re: Xfree86 video buffering?
From: "KF (lists)" <kf_lists () digitalmunition com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 12:40:00 -0500


I have cc'd a link for the FD-archive on this thread to the security () xfree86 org alias... I will let you know if and when they respond.
-KF

Cassidy Macfarlane wrote:

Yeah.

In fact, imho, this should have moved off to the Xfree dev list a few
posts ago.. I trust the OP or someone along the line has fwd'ed this
thread to their list....

I remember this from Red Hat years ago...It's always been around, bout
time they (Xfree)fixed it.

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Stan
Bubrouski
Sent: 25 February 2005 16:10
To: Michael Holstein
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Xfree86 video buffering?


Michael Holstein wrote:

Seems like an easy fix would be to write a routine into KDM to write 4-5 seconds worth of something benign (like the KDE logo in different spots) to the screen before logout/shutdown (note how 2000/XP already do this with the 'preparing to shutdown' screen? Maybe there's a reason for that).

~Mike.


That seems like a pretty unhelpful solution. Say the system crashes? Or KDE or
X crash?  The same problem will still exist.

With this solution someone could intentionally crash your machine to avoid those routines from running. I'm not trying to put you down or anything, in fact I probably know less about video related stuff than most on the list, this just doesn't seem like
the best way to do it.  I have no better suggestions, I'll leave this
one to
the experts.

-sb
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