On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 01:29:49PM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
T> I didn't mean to send the same old message a second time (sorry); I was at a 
difficult-to-read interface, this is what I meant to send:
T> UPDATE, typing from FreeBSD vt and X crashing system:
T> I ran svn up on the source tree, applied the patch, make buildworld 
succeeded, but building the kernels all failed, with and without ndis, so I 
dare not make installworld, which would put userland out of sync with kernels 
and likely give me nonworking system.
T> Now, I try to startx as nonroot, then there is no more signal to monitor, 
but keyboard is recognized, at least CapsLock and ScrollLock light and unlight 
the LEDs.  Returning Ctrl-Alt-F1 blindly and typing "shutdown -r now" does 
nothing, I must press Reset button.
T> Now I want to undo the patch, unless there is something better you can 
suggest, like maybe a fix?
T> I want to get a working system again.
T> svn revert --depth=infinity     ?

Yes, 'svn revert --depth=infinity .' in the root of sources will undo any
local changes.

T> I don't really know what happened that X won't start any more, it's on a 
Western Digital Green Drive bought at the end of May 2013, maybe it's nearing 
end of life?
T> Or maybe something with the buildworld and buildkernel had an adverse effect 
on the file system?

buildworld and buildkernel can't affect your installation.

Totus tuus, Glebius.
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