Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143100
rhgb hide virtual terminals (1 to 6 and 8)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
Once the boot sequence is finished and login screen in shown there is
no way to see the text virtual console other than 7 (by Ctrl + Alt +
Fn), the screen freeze on the image displayed on the login screen.
This is only a display problem because once I've swithced to one of
those consoles (eg console # 1) I'm able to login and launch command
(eg. reboot) but I'm not able to see what I'm typing.
I solved the problem returning to the original Fedora Core 3 rhgb
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with rhgb option in kernel startup parameter
2. wait login screen
Actual Results: No way to switch consle with Ctrl + Alt + Fn
Expected Results: Text login shown when Ctrl + Alt + Fn (n all but
7) is press
My linux "pc" is a VMWare (4.5.2) virtual machine without vmware
tools installed (but it make no difference).
The real pc is a Dell Optiplex GX270 P4 2.8Ghz.
I can confirm that this happens without VMware. I had the same problem on a
Dell Latitude Cpt which uses the Rage Mobility graphics chipset.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
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to review this problem report further and diagnose/fix the
issue if it is still present. Since there haven't been any
updates to the report in quite a long time now after we've
requested additional information, we're assuming the problem
is either no longer present in our current OS release, or
that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.
Setting status to CANTFIX, however if you still
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
Core release and are still interested in Red Hat tracking
the issue, and assisting in troubleshooting the problem,
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and reopen the report.
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