Bug 132186 - Cannot switch from X to console anymore using Ctrl-Alt-F1..F6
Summary: Cannot switch from X to console anymore using Ctrl-Alt-F1..F6
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: rawhide
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: fedora-ppc
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-09 18:57 UTC by jeroen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-02-20 13:04:35 UTC

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Description jeroen 2004-09-09 18:57:58 UTC
For a while now, i haven't been able to switch to a text console
anymore on my powerbook. This happened some time ago after updating
from the development repository with yum.

Pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 does nothing anymore on my powerbook (it used to
work fine). Is this an actual bug somewhere specific to ppc? Or has
some init/configuration script changed during yum updating? If so,
where should i look for this?

Comment 1 David Lawrence 2004-09-09 19:01:16 UTC
I have noticed the same thing on my 15 inch titanium. Running latest
rawhide updates.

Comment 2 Colin Charles 2004-09-12 01:42:55 UTC
What are you guys (both dkl and jeroen) having in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
as your keyboard identifiers?

If your:
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"

the switching should work. It only breaks when XkbModel is set to
"macintosh" right?

Looks like an upstream xkb issue (and mharris hates xkb :P)

Comment 3 Wade Mealing 2004-09-12 14:51:50 UTC
Confirmed, that the problem exists in 0903 nightly install.

Comment 4 Benjamin Herrenschmidt 2004-09-19 06:10:09 UTC
Same issue, I confirm that it breaks with both the "macintosh/us"
keymap that comes with Xorg CVS and with my home hacked "fr" one (see
xorg list, though I can include it if you want).

Comment 5 Kristian Høgsberg 2004-09-19 22:48:32 UTC
I haven't been able to reproduce the bug (I don't have PPC hardware),
but here's a thing to try out: Add this line to
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/us at line 150 (after the
other include statements):

  include "srvr_ctrl(xfree86)"

That may or may not fix it, please let me now.

Comment 6 David Woodhouse 2005-02-19 03:27:03 UTC
This is working for me in rawhide, and was working in FC3. Is anyone
else still suffering?

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