We have the same problem here, when typing
It reboots and the computer ALWAYS freeze
at the Award BIOS screen, we have to press RESET button.
It’s a Pentium 133 with 32 MB desktop mini-tour PC
manufactured by Sygmawave used for development.
If I don’t type ‘shutdown -f’ and just press RESET,
10% of the time QNX have to scandisk
the partition and maybe lost some files… grrr.
[ and if some system files… then reinstall. =( ]
It’s kind of really annoying, another bug
we have is that Watcom C++ 10.6 under QNX latest version (Jan or July2000?),
when used intensively by students, wcc386 stays in memory, after 2-3 hours,
we obtain ‘sin’ something like 10-15 threads of wcc386 in memory
and no more compilation works and they call the Techs complaining…
getting us crazy ! =(
One of the other tech here, recommended to install Virtual Memory
on workstation (like they do on Solaris/Linux),
(which doesn’t exist ?!? I think it’s not really Real-Time to have VM…
so we could only reboot machine every day instead of 3-5 times a day,
getting us nuts. We finally chmod 4755 shutdown, so students don’t
screw up the QNX FAT and type shutdown -f and press RESET.
Instead of pressing only RESET. As you can see, it’s very annoying.
Another bug was in xemacs, the indication on the screen does not work well,
it prints extended ASCII instead of real stuff. I will try to get a
so you can see what I mean. Currently, they switched to vi or vedit,
but since we got some emacs purist, it would be nice to have it fully
We also need to have the default console without Photon to QANSI-M or
aliased to ANSI (so Solaris/Linux station rlogin are possible).
In Photon, it works great, except they have to type ANSI when they rlogin.
We also try to get ssh working under QNX, for safety,
(Techs don’t feel like rlogin their passwords)
but it does not compile, it jams and after getting
few coffees and waiting for 3 hours,
it’s still jam at compiling… hmmm. Any ideas ?
Last wish, could it be possible to have a screen saver
in console and photon, really stupid blank screen
user password protected will do the trick running at low priority,
so other students don’t fool around other people accounts…
Students tends to cheat if they found a nice account wide open…
Any help greatly appreciated,
we are looking to solve those problems since January 2000 !
He said it used to work with QNX 4.23. The method
change around 4.24 I think and the -b option was added
to support various hardware. So to get the behavior
he had with 4.23 he must try the various -b options.
Actually I think it has more to do with the fact that some of the newer
computers don’t like to do the autoreboot thing. I run into the same
problem occasionally on QNX 4 and on Windoze 98. He wasn’t asking how to
keep it shutdown, he was asking why it didnt auto reboot when not using
the -b option. I am pretty sure it is hardware dependent.
Check the -b option of Proc32, that should do it.
When I use the shutdown command the compter freezes after it counts
zero rather than restarting.
When I was using QNX 4.23 I had no problems with the shutdown
problem started when I upgraded to version 4.25C.
Is there a patch for this?