Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506404
Switching Runlevel causes Disfunctional Function Keys
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:05:23 EDT
I boot my computer with runlevel 5. If I logout then switch to runlevel 3 switch back to runlevel 5 then log back in and then press [ctrl][alt][fn] nothing happens.
I need to reboot my computer before session switching becomes possible again.
This happens regardless of the user that logs in or the session type that I log into. Also, I've checked with the evdev driver and kbd driver.
As you can imagine, this is driving me a little batty.
OK, this is an interesting bug but I don't know much how to decipher it. So could we collect as much information as avilable?
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available), /var/log/dmesg, and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
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most recent xorg.0.log
This is the most recent xorg.*.log file do you want me to attach all the log files?
(In reply to comment #1)
> OK, this is an interesting bug but I don't know much how to decipher it. So
> could we collect as much information as avilable?
> Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
> /var/log/dmesg, and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report
> as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment
> link below.
> We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this
> Thanks in advance.
As you please :)
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The updates available at updates-testing for F11 did not fix the problem.
rpm -qa | grep xorg
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I just tried it with the Nouveau drivers. Same deal.
Which leads me to another bug.... I tried to configure dual head with the supplied configuration tool. After enabling and configuring dual head and then clicking on OK.... Nothing happens.
Please don't take this as a personal ciriticism but a vent of general frustration.....no... I will not be opening another bug report, because I'm getting real tired of opening bug reports on basic QA issues.
I'm a user, not a developer. If you Linux desktop developers ever hope to make a real dent on the desktop market share you have to understand this basic fact.
Now with this issue, I didn't even see a "works for me" post in this bug report which kinda tells me it was dismissed without being checked. I'm quite certain that this isn't the case but that's the way this reads due to the politness of our interaction.
On a more personal note... I'm a user like many of us users in the community that is quite willing and happy to help you help us. But please... provide us with the feedback that gives us the impression that you are working with us. Many of us are not techies (I am so I understand the concept of limited resources and language barriesrs and misinterpretations) so patience with them is essential.
Heck if I wanted the "oh another idiot user attitude" I would have stolen a copy of Windows :)
I doubt this is a video driver issue if it occurs with both nouveau and the NVIDIA binary driver.
Eli, if you *do* have a bug with nouveau enabling dual-head that's a completely separate issue and should not be tracked here. It's not just a basic QA issue, a lot of issues are chipset-specific. For what it's worth, that functionality works on *all* (and I have about 14 or so) my NVIDIA cards, things do get tested as well as we can.
Thank you for the feedback regarding both drivers.
As for a bug enabling dual head on the command line configuration tool, its not the dual head does not work with the nouveau. I can't tell you from personal experience (yet - I have not manually configured xorg.conf - I suspect I shouldn't have to) if it does or does not because I cannot configure it from the configuration tool. Because after I configure dual head and click on OK. Nothing happens. Is that a chipset driver issue or some bug with the tool that's supposed to configure the way I want to run my video card?
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