Bug 15535 - Exiting XFree86 4.0.1 can't regain console
Exiting XFree86 4.0.1 can't regain console
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-08-06 00:51 EDT by Brian J. Conway
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-07 09:54:12 EDT
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Description Brian J. Conway 2000-08-06 00:51:59 EDT
After upgrading to a 2.4-test kernel, I can no longer exit X 4.0.1 and
regain the console again, though I can ssh in and reboot the machine.  This
is far from ideal, to say the least.  I compiled the kernel myself, though
I'm told a 2.4 test kernel is included in the release.  Is this perhaps a
known bug or something else along with way (with perhaps a known fix)? 
Thanks for your time.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-06 18:47:08 EDT
What graphics card?

Also, are you using a framebuffer console?
Comment 2 Brian J. Conway 2000-08-07 09:54:11 EDT
Voodoo3 3000 AGP with no framebuffer.  This is a known bug in the test5 kernel
and one needs to make a quick fix to the video console source code.  For some
reason this has yet to be implemented in the pre-test6 series.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-14 15:25:07 EDT
That's right, I remember Linus commenting on this.

I'm closing this, as it's not an X bug.

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