Bug 10444 - Virtual console switching not possible while running X
Virtual console switching not possible while running X
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: David Miller
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Reported: 2000-03-30 10:56 EST by Thomas Moschny
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-04 05:27:09 EDT
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Description Thomas Moschny 2000-03-30 10:56:02 EST
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 sparc-list@redhat.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.
Comment 1 Thomas Moschny 2000-03-30 14:20:59 EST
Problem remains with kernel-2.2.14-5.0.
Comment 2 Doug Ledford 2000-04-22 03:26:59 EDT
Assigning to Dave Miller, sparc guru.
Comment 3 Thomas Moschny 2000-05-04 05:27:59 EDT
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.

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