Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496685
With KDM as the login manager, switching to a virtual terminal using CTRL-ALT-Fkey is disabled
Last modified: 2009-05-27 09:44:10 EDT
Description of problem:
When KDM is the display manager, it is impossible to switch to a text console by holding CTRL, ALT and a function key. It is possible to do it when GDM is the login manager.
On the other hand, with KDM its possible to zap the X server using CTRL-ALT-Backspace while its not possible with GDM - which is supposed to the be default setting IIRC.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change the display manager to KDM and restart the X server
2. try to switch to a virtual terminal using CTRL-ALT-F2
The text console on vt2 should be presented.
works for me. As a matter of fact, I use this feature almost every day. Odd.
Similarly, CNTL-ALT-F3 ... -F6 don't work for you either?
Double-check your /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc , does it contain:
Works for me too. I can't reproduce this bug on any of my machines.
Yes, kdmrc contains the specified line.
All function keys do not work for me while KDM is the display manager. I've installed KDM yesterday and have not had any configuration changes:
$ rpm -V $(rpm -qf /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc)
funky wierd that is. I'm stumped.
Could this be related to the fact that KDM allows zapping while it is not allowed in the X server configuration?
No, doesn't explain why it works for others.
Zapping is completely unrelated to VT switching.
Reporter, is this still an issue? if so since we are unable to reproduce can you please report this upstream. Don't forget to add the upstream report information to this report so we can monitor it for a fix.
It works for me now. I don't know what changed.
Thanks for the response. Will close this as WORKSFORME. Please feel free to reopen if the problem returns.