Bug 29920 - console-kit-daemon holds tty
Summary: console-kit-daemon holds tty
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ConsoleKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Daemon (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: william.jon.mccann
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Reported: 2010-08-31 17:32 UTC by Leo Borealis
Modified: 2011-11-20 14:28 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Leo Borealis 2010-08-31 17:32:07 UTC

This still actual, but process name console-kit-daemon. KDM\XDM also affected.

ConsoleKit 0.4.1
Comment 1 Leo Borealis 2010-08-31 17:32:55 UTC
This bug appears in Debian and ArchLinux both, may be in other distros.
Comment 2 Vladimir 2010-10-02 11:14:58 UTC
Archlinux, consolekit 0.4.1

when console-kit-daemon launches, it grabs currently active vt. 
ck-launch-session does not work on vt grabbed by console-kit-daemon.

This bug breaks qingy experience: can not launch session twice on same tty, it hangs.
If using other DM's, tty7 gets blocked after first use.
Comment 3 Vladimir 2010-10-02 23:49:33 UTC

add this line to rc.local to force console-kit-daemon launch on distant tty:
openvt -c 63 -f -- console-kit-daemon --no-daemon &

may not work with some graphical login managers, as they may launch it sooner.
Comment 4 Radosław Piliszek 2010-10-08 12:04:15 UTC
Anything running console-kit-daemon is affected.

Another workaround is to run console-kit-daemon w/o "--no-daemon" before starting any X server.

Otherwise, tty7 gets blocked every time.
Comment 5 Vladimir 2010-10-08 12:37:56 UTC
when running it without "--no-daemon", it grabs currently foreground vt, no matter what vt it was launched from. With "--no-daemon" you can pin it to desired vt in background.
Comment 6 Radosław Piliszek 2010-10-08 12:45:52 UTC
So it can stay on tty1 this way. It does not cause any problems there. I added it to rc.local
Comment 7 Aris Tomaras 2011-03-13 04:49:29 UTC
I have slackware 13.1 64bit and kde 4.4.3 and i have the same problem.
However i did what you suggested, with the rc.local, and it's ok now.
Comment 8 Radosław Piliszek 2011-03-13 07:06:09 UTC
I am worried about no progress. Surely, there is a workaround I've found but a workaround shouldn't be considered as a fix.
Comment 9 Qi Xiao 2011-03-27 21:59:54 UTC
I vote for a fix. Google "tty7 tty8" and you'll see everyone is complaining about the bug... It doesn't really matter (to me), but that's clearly no good behavior.

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