Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102909
using startx for a 2nd user, no cursor on display 1 terminal
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:04 EDT
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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):
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
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.
I have used this mode on RH 7.0 through RH 8, and the mode has always been
available to my Gnome operations.
Presumably an X bug... or maybe you don't have a window manager in your startx,
I'm not quite sure I understand how exactly this is considered an XFree86 bug.
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.
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.