Bug 481092 - Ctrl-Alt-Fx does not work
Ctrl-Alt-Fx does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-21 23:02 EST by Benjamin LaHaise
Modified: 2014-12-15 11:18 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:40:17 EST
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x logs from server startup (28.94 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-21 23:03 EST, Benjamin LaHaise
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Description Benjamin LaHaise 2009-01-21 23:02:22 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):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to switch to a console with a login prompt on F1-F6
Actual results:

Stays in X.

Expected results:

Login prompt.
Comment 1 Benjamin LaHaise 2009-01-21 23:03:13 EST
Created attachment 329685 [details]
x logs from server startup
Comment 2 Casey Dahlin 2009-01-21 23:11:14 EST
can you give the output of initctl list as root?
Comment 3 Casey Dahlin 2009-01-21 23:12:08 EST
sorry, that's

"initctl list"

no quotes.

Didn't delineate it very well.
Comment 4 Benjamin LaHaise 2009-01-21 23:19:53 EST
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
serial (instance)
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
[root@tower ~]#
Comment 5 Casey Dahlin 2009-01-21 23:58:54 EST
Ok, the gettys are running then. Not an upstart issue. Its filed right.
Comment 6 Ben Skeggs 2009-01-28 01:55:12 EST
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.
Comment 7 Ben Skeggs 2009-08-23 21:40:08 EDT
Any update here?  Working with more recent version of fedora etc?
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 05:49:34 EST
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 02:40:17 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Comment 10 Benjamin LaHaise 2014-12-15 11:18:45 EST
This might as well be closed since it works in newer Fedora/RHEL.

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