Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176772
CTRL-ALT-F[1-6] is disabled when gdm is running
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
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Description of problem:
Something happened between version kbd-1.12-10 and kbd-1.12-10.fc4.1 that causes the CTRL-ALT-[1-6] keys to have no effect while gdm is running (typically in runlevel 5, though I can duplicate the problem by starting it manually from the command line).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to kbd-1.12-10.fc4.1
2. Boot to runlevel 5
3. Try to use CTRL-ALT-F[1-6] to get a text console
Actual Results: No change. X console is still active.
Note: I see other bugs floating around where the CTRL-ALT-F[1-6] keys cause a blank screen. This is not the same behavior I'm seeing, and I was able to fix it by reverting to kbd-1.12-10.
Expected Results: Text console should appear.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV35 [GeForce FX 5900] (rev a1)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
I can't reproduce this. I have tested kbd-1.12-10.fc4.1 and kbd-1.12-12,
with or without rhgb, "us" keytable, XkbLayout "us".
Please attach your /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If you are
using the NVidia binary module, please try also using "nv".
I have had rhgb disabled since install.
I tried it with both nv and nvidia drivers: same results. The only other
difference is that I'm using a dvorak keyboard map. I'm attaching the requested
Created attachment 122736 [details]
xorg config file
Created attachment 122737 [details]
I have retested with a dvorak keymap, and with both us and dvorak on an other
computer with "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)", it worked
in all cases. Unfortunately I can't fix the issue without reproducing it.