|Summary:||using startx for a 2nd user, no cursor on display 1 terminal|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Glenn Simpson <gsimpson>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Havoc Pennington <hp>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-04-14 03:51:30 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Glenn Simpson 2003-08-22 15:28:45 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Description of problem: Log in as a 2nd user, using Gnome on display 1. The screen at CTL-ALT-F8 is activated. Open a text terminal (start -> System Tools -> terminal The window opens but without a text cursor. It is impossible to do anything within the dialog window suggesting the focus has not been set to the this window. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Arbitrarily log in as root to the Gnome GUI 2.switch to a text terminal ( CTL-ALT-F2 ) 3.log in as a normal user (ex: joe with password) 4.when logged in, issue "startx -- :1" to put this user in GUI mode on display screen at CNT-ALT-F8 5.Open a text terminal on the GUI display (start -> System Tools -> Terminal) 6.Note the text terminal opens. But the dialog box does not have a cursor. You can not make any use of the text terminal(s) on the display at CNT-ALT-F8 Actual Results: For the above condition, you can not get a cursor, or make any entry on the text terminal dialog box at CNT-ALT-F8 Expected Results: When the terminal is opened, the cursor position should allow normal keyboard actions. Additional info: I have used this mode on RH 7.0 through RH 8, and the mode has always been available to my Gnome operations.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-10-04 05:39:28 UTC
Presumably an X bug... or maybe you don't have a window manager in your startx, or something?
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2003-10-06 15:09:54 UTC
I'm not quite sure I understand how exactly this is considered an XFree86 bug. ;o) Sounds to me much more like a bug in the terminal application you are using. You haven't mentioned which terminal you're using, but presumeably that icon starts up gnome-terminal. Reassigning to gnome-terminal component for analysis.
Comment 3 Glenn Simpson 2003-10-29 20:22:29 UTC
This bug disappeared when I rebuilt the system. The original cause is unknown. I could use startx -- :1 but the problem WAS persistent. I recommend you close this bug as it no longer can be reproduced.