Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104808
virtual terminals lose output after unknown period of time
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
After some period of idle time, e.g. overnight, the virtual terminals all seem
to stop displaying output. There is nothing on the physical monitor, including
the normal X lockscreen display, and nothing is displayed when I switch to
other virtual terminals.
From a remote session I can start a new X server which seems to operate
correctly on vt #8. I can also switch to existing vt's, login, and execute
commands (without keyboard echo displayed), but without any monitor output.
The only user process running is an X session (screen locked) on vt #1/#7, 2-6
are mingetty. The system has no other load on it.
This problem did not occur while running 2.4.20-6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot system
2. startx (perhaps optional?)
3. wait 12+ hours
Actual Results: no output from virtual terminals is displayed on physical
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