Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834707
Screen stays black after switching between consoles
Last modified: 2013-05-16 11:06:27 EDT
Description of problem:
After switching between the first and second console (CTRL+ALT+1 and CTRL+ALT+2) the screen stays black and nothing happened.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login into a new session
2. switch to another console
3. switch back to frist console
Screen stays black and it seems nothing is happening
The desktop should come back to the screen
Works fine for me.
Heiko, Rex, are you fine with closing this bug, it is definitely fixed in lightdm-1.3.3-2 and lightdm-gtk-1.3.1-1?
lightdm-1.3 is not available for Fedora 17
No, and it probably never will as it brings some changes to the config. I could not reproduce your problem with lightdm-1.2.2-15 and lightdm-gtk-1.1.6 either, so I think it's fair to just close this but NEXTRELEASE. Lets hear what Rex things.
If you know that lightdm uses VT7 instead of VT1 there is no problem. But if you i.e. press CTRL+ALT+F2 and then switch back to VT1 (CTRL+ALT+F1) the screen stays blank.
We can close it CURRENTRELEASE as far as I'm concerned.
Sounds more like a misunderstanding which VT is used (if user *assumes VT1, then yes, switching to VT1 won't work).
Hint: Most users will assume this because AFAIK all other display managers use VT1
You know how the saying goes,
regardless, as Christoph hinted, lightdm was fixed in future version (1.3) to properly run on vt1 by default.
That said, you might be able to achieve the same with 1.2 on f17, edit
This build implements the conf change, if minimum-vt conf *is* the culprit here,
lightdm-1.2.2-18.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing lightdm-1.2.2-18.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Totaly forgot: works fine :)