Bug 85426 - X server resets when working in Virtual Terminal 1
Summary: X server resets when working in Virtual Terminal 1
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-02 07:28 UTC by Gunter Zielke
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-28 22:20:08 UTC

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Description Gunter Zielke 2003-03-02 07:28:41 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
X server is restarted, display is switched to VT7 and I have to 
log in again - old session is lost

Expected results:
to be able to continue using VT1 without disturbing session on VT 7

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-03-03 07:35:54 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Gunter Zielke 2003-03-11 22:56:59 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-28 22:20:08 UTC
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
issue again.


Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE", assuming the problem is fixed
in X.Org X11 6.7.0 or later.

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