"Don Williams" <rr.com> expounded in
It sounds like you've already got OSR 5 automatically starting the desktop
("scologin enable"?), but FWIW, instead of that you could just log in on a
regular text console screen and use startx to start the desktop manually.
That way it's only running when you actually need it.
The "flashing form" suggests something is wrong somewhere (eg. OSR 5 is
using the wrong drivers or an unsupported screen resolution). You don't
say what you've tried, but "mkdev graphics" should let you select the
graphics card and monitor and set the resolution for different console
screens (I assume "mkdev graphics" still works under 5.0.6). That might be
a good place to start if you haven't already.
OTOH, I'm having an apparently similar problem on my OSR 5.0.5 system and
I haven't been able to fix it using "mkdev graphics". Whenever I enter
startx I get garbled graphics (eg. a twisted mix of colors in only the
bottom 1/3 of the screen). I've tried lots of different settings in "mkdev
graphics" for the graphics card, monitor and resolution, to no avail. It
used to work. It doesn't now. I've thought about posting a message about
it here sometime, but the fact is I don't really need the desktop, so I
just haven't gotten around to it.
My point is, if your problem really is similar to mine, simply making sure
those settings are correct may not be enough, but it's a place to start.