Bug 132186 - Cannot switch from X to console anymore using Ctrl-Alt-F1..F6
Cannot switch from X to console anymore using Ctrl-Alt-F1..F6
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
David Lawrence
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Blocks: fedora-ppc
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Reported: 2004-09-09 14:57 EDT by jeroen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-20 08:04:35 EST
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Description jeroen 2004-09-09 14:57:58 EDT
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 15:01:16 EDT
I have noticed the same thing on my 15 inch titanium. Running latest
rawhide updates.
Comment 2 Colin Charles 2004-09-11 21:42:55 EDT
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 10:51:50 EDT
Confirmed, that the problem exists in 0903 nightly install.
Comment 4 Benjamin Herrenschmidt 2004-09-19 02:10:09 EDT
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 18:48:32 EDT
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 2005-02-18 22:27:03 EST
This is working for me in rawhide, and was working in FC3. Is anyone
else still suffering?

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