Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156826
virtual console switching gets DPMS suspend only
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
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Description of problem:
[PowerPC Mac mini] Attempting to switch from X11 graphical console to character virtual console via Ctrl-Alt-F2 gets DPMS Suspend Mode only, and no virtual console. Switching back to graphical via Ctrl-Alt-F7 does work. mingetty is running:
# ps ax | grep getty
2197 tty1 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty1
2198 tty2 Ss+ 0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty2
3346 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep getty
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log in to X11 graphical
2. Ctrl-Alt-F2 to switch to virtual console
Actual Results: Monitor goes to DPMS Suspend Mode, and no virtual text console. Switching back to graphical via Ctrl-Alt-F7 works.
Expected Results: Change to virtual text console.
kernel is 2.6.11-1.1282_FC4.
fwiw, I can't repeat this in FC4t3, on similar hardware. This is actually
sitting in fd.o bugzilla: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3280
I've posted information of possible "diffs" that original bug reporter can take
a gander with, to see if it will fix the issue or not.
Can you try xorg-x11-6.8.2-45 ?
With xorg-x11-6.8.2-45 (which required glibc-2.3.90-8 from yum) I got X11
graphical display at 800x600 with depth 16. This was after booting to single
user mode, then "telinit 3", then "telinit 5". I added 1024x768 to the front of
the list, logged out, restarted the Xserver with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, and got
1024x768. So, that was success for a while. However, upon rebooting, the X11
graphical display would not start: "no screens found" in one log file and
"screens found, but none have a usable configuration" in another log file.
Trying to [auto] re-configure the Xserver did not work, and eventually GDM got
shut off. Rebooting once more failed to bring up X11 graphical display, despite
going through the whole process of reconfiguring. End result is no X11 graphics
at all, though it was "working" for a while.
Kernel is 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 (July 15); PowerPC 32 (Macintosh Mini, radeon 9200.)
Can you attach /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?
Created attachment 117705 [details]
Created attachment 117706 [details]
System became unstable: <Enter> at shell prompt got "Segmentation violation".
Booting single user hangs just after messages about duplicate mknod of
/dev/console, /dev/null, /dev/tty. I suspect glibc-2.3.90-8. The previous 2
attachments were obtained by booting from rescue CD-ROM (Ubuntu 5.04 Live),
mounting the Fedora Core root partition, and scp to another machine.
Created attachment 117707 [details]
xorg.conf from Ubuntu 5.04 Live running on same box, booted with "live
Created attachment 117708 [details]
Xorg.0.log from Ubuntu 5.04 Live running on same box, booted with "live
This does not seem to be a bug report against mingetty, so I am closing this
bug report here. Please reopen against another component if you want to have
a patch applied for some other component.
Florian La Roche