Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445066
Black screen/disabled keyboard restarting X if xorg.conf file can't be parsed
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:22:13 EDT
Version-Release number: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-18.104.22.1681-26.20080415.fc9.i386
This is with my i965, in case that's relevant.
Steps to Reproduce (from within X):
1. Introduce a syntax error into /etc/X11/xorg.conf (say, the words
"syntax error" on the first line)
Actual results: Black screen, keyboard seems useless, (can't even switch
to a functioning VT).
Expected results: Should drop me to a functioning VT at least. Bonus points
if it could display the gdm failure text:
gdm-binary: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.018541 seconds
gdm-binary: WARNING: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display
failures reached: check X server log for errors
or perhaps the Xorg.0.log text:
Parse error on line 1 of section (null) in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
"Syntax" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file
But the big bug is that I couldn't fix the system without either
rebooting or logging in from another machine.
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