Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85426
X server resets when working in Virtual Terminal 1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:46 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a X session running on virtual terminal 7 and am logged in as a user.
Now I want to do some text based work as root without disturbing the X session.
With Ctrl-Alt-F1 I switch to another virtual terminal and login in as root.
Moments later the X server is restarted and I am presented with a graphical
login screen. Switching back to virtual terminal 1 shows me that I am still
logged in as root. as long as I do not log in as a user on virtual terminal 7
I can work as root in VT 1, but when I log in on VT 7 and then go back to VT 1
and issue some commands as root (or any other user logged in in text mode) the
the X reset happens again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always - at least on my system
Steps to Reproduce:
1. login graphically as a user on virtual terminal (VT) 7
2. switch to VT1 and log in as a user
3. type some command line command like ls
X server is restarted, display is switched to VT7 and I have to
log in again - old session is lost
to be able to continue using VT1 without disturbing session on VT 7
I don't have any idea what video hardware you're using, or what driver, etc.
Please attach your X server config file and log file text/plain as individual
uncompressed separate attachments using the link below.
The behavior was noticed with an off-brand graphics card (sis) with the vesa
driver in 1600x1200x16bit mode.
in the meantime I have changed to a nVidia card and don't see (and this can
not reproduce) the behavior.
Ok, thanks for the update. If you experience the problem again in
Fedora Core 2 or later, please include the files requested in comment
#1 above, as file attachments and reopen and we will review the
Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE", assuming the problem is fixed
in X.Org X11 6.7.0 or later.