Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187431
Switching from X desktop to text console kills X.
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:43:00 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5 (also FC4),
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-9 (and all various FC4 versions.)
Consistently. (Hardware is a Dell Optiplex 170L, if it matters, which it might.)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. From X environment, hit Ctrl-Alt-F(1-6,8-10)
2. From text console, hit Alt-F7
3. Watch as X restarts, rather than resuming the session you were in the midst
Current X session is destroyed.
Resumption of current session in as-left state.
As I say, this has been happening since I first installed FC4, 10 months ago or so.
Is this X? Is this gnome? Is this something else? I don't know. Sorry.
In order to diagnose problems of this nature, we need additional information
- The video hardware you are using.
- Your X server log file and config file as individual uncompressed bugzilla
file attachments of type text/plain
- Your kernel log including initial bootup through the point of failure.
(If this log is more than a half a meg, please gzip it)
> As I say, this has been happening since I first installed FC4, 10 months ago
> Is this X? Is this gnome? Is this something else? I don't know. Sorry.
In order to determine what specifically is causing the problem, more
information is required. It could be a video driver bug, an X server
bug, a kernel bug, a BIOS bug, a hardware glitch, or even things
unrelated to video at all, such as a buggy sound driver or other
hardware driver causing a conflict of some sort with a race condition.
Once you've provided the additional information requested, we can
review it and try to determine if anything obvious jumps out. Usually
problems of this nature turn out to be video driver bugs or kernel
bugs, or a combination, but all of the possibilities I've mentioned
above have occured over time, so anything is ultimately possible.
Thanks in advance.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their distribution
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in
the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as
INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Fedora Core 5 is no longer supported, please, could you reproduce this bug with
the updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or
Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please
let us know in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back
from you, we will have to close this bug as CANTFIX/INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
Thanks in advance.
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