Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10444
Virtual console switching not possible while running X
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
Ultra 1, RH6.1 with updates, CG6:
if X is running, I am not able to switch virtual consoles, i.e. I press
ctrl-alt-f1 and the mouse-pointer disappears but nothing else happens; the
X screen is still visible and the input from the keyboard goes to the
active X window. When the mouse is moved, the mouse-pointer becomes visible
again. Effectively virtual consoles are unusable (while X is up).
On email@example.com the same problem was reported for SS2 with CG3 and
for Ultra 1 with Creator 3D.
There is probably a bug in the framebuffer code in the kernel.
Problem remains with kernel-2.2.14-5.0.
Assigning to Dave Miller, sparc guru.
Problem disappears if contents of '/etc/sysconfi/desktop' is changed from 'KDE'
to 'GNOME' which means use gdm for graphical login instead of kdm. So maybe
there's a problem with kdm and not with the kernel or X.