Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481092
Ctrl-Alt-Fx does not work
Last modified: 2014-12-15 11:18:45 EST
Description of problem:
Using Ctrl-Alt-Fx to switch to a login prompt does not work while X is running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to switch to a console with a login prompt on F1-F6
Stays in X.
Created attachment 329685 [details]
x logs from server startup
can you give the output of initctl list as root?
Didn't delineate it very well.
Nothing suspicious in initctl output...
[root@tower ~]# initctl list
control-alt-delete (stop) waiting
logd (stop) waiting
prefdm (start) running, process 3164
quit-plymouth (stop) waiting
rc0 (stop) waiting
rc1 (stop) waiting
rc2 (stop) waiting
rc3 (stop) waiting
rc4 (stop) waiting
rc5 (stop) waiting
rc6 (stop) waiting
rcS (stop) waiting
rcS-sulogin (stop) waiting
sulogin (stop) waiting
tty1 (stop) waiting
tty2 (start) running, process 3169
tty3 (start) running, process 3170
tty4 (start) running, process 3165
tty5 (start) running, process 3166
tty6 (start) running, process 3171
vpnc-cleanup (stop) waiting
Ok, the gettys are running then. Not an upstart issue. Its filed right.
I'm not certain this is an issue with the nv driver. The failure mode for a video driver failing to VT-switch would be a garbled display (etc), if the driver is asked by the server to prepare a VT switch there's no way for it to simply refuse.
If you wanted to be certain however, you could switch to the vesa driver and see if the issue still occurs there.
Any update here? Working with more recent version of fedora etc?
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This might as well be closed since it works in newer Fedora/RHEL.