Bug 680746 - vt switching does not work
Summary: vt switching does not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ben Skeggs
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-02-27 13:16 UTC by Jaroslaw Gorny
Modified: 2020-05-13 17:05 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-03-03 05:28:23 UTC
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Description Jaroslaw Gorny 2011-02-27 13:16:01 UTC
Description of problem:
Test QA:Testcase_nouveau_vt fails.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Alpha F15 Live CD: gfx_test_week_20110221_x86-64.iso

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press Alt+Ctrl+F2
2. Login into the console as root
3. Press Alt+F1
Actual results:
Scrambled output (mostly textmode characters) is displayed.

Expected results:
X Session running on VT1 should be visible.

Additional info:
Smolt: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_7ac3b9ad-6c68-4bfa-b514-33cf9a4dd8f3

Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2011-02-27 18:15:00 UTC
Check VT7 instead. There's an old bug (bug 503267) where if the X server gets restarted, it ends up on VT7 instead of VT1. If you had the other problem where you had to log out and back in to get gnome shell instead of fallback, that's enough to trigger this.

Comment 2 Jaroslaw Gorny 2011-02-27 19:21:16 UTC
@Andre: ah, thanks, I will check this. Anyways, the bug report is still valid - X Server should not crash at all while switching VTs :)

Comment 3 Jaroslaw Gorny 2011-02-28 21:39:23 UTC
I'm confused. I've tried Alpha CD today again, and VT switching worked flawlessly. I switched between VT1 and VT2 several times. On X Server there was couple of apps running (including Firefox with html5 video turned on).

I guess my initial crashes were results of some other "gfx test day" tests I did on this system.
Please let me check this once again tomorrow. If switching is successfull again, we should close this, 'cause looks like I cannot reproduce this behaviour.

Comment 4 Jaroslaw Gorny 2011-03-02 11:53:02 UTC
I tried it today on a freshly started system, without external monitor. And I was not able to reproduce this any more.
So I believe the reason why this test failed before was because of some other test that I've performed and which failed.
I think we should close this bug then.

Comment 5 Ben Skeggs 2011-03-03 05:28:23 UTC
Ok, thank you.  Please reopen if you have further issues with this!

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