Bugzilla – Bug 5611
I can't switch between X (xdm/kdm) and text console
Last modified: 2007-02-22 14:27:46 UTC
I can't switch between X (7 ->) and text console (1-6) by using shortcut
Alt+Ctrl+Fnr (Alt+Ctrl+F1 for example) when xdm/kdm (login screen) is on the
(I can't swich from kdm to text conslole and from text console to kdm.)
When another X environment works on Xconsole (kde for example) I can use this
shortcut for switching betwen X and text console.
Where is the problem, is it xorg or xdm/kdm problem?
I use kdm 3.4.3
Any improvements using a current version of xorg? Also please post your
xorg.conf and your xorg.log
Hi, I'm piggybacking on this one as I see similar behaviour. I did submit
this to the Fedora bugzilla, and they asked me to take my problem here
Here is the text I submitted to the Fedora bugzilla, and some additional
experiments I've done later.
Description of problem:
I have a 3 year old Sony Picturebook with a videocard detected as
(--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LY (AGP)" (ChipID = 0x4c59)
Up until FC3 everything was working fine, but with FC4 and upwards X freezes
when switching to and from the text console, usually the first switch is OK,
but a second one locks up the system. (Yes, I should have reported this
earlier, but until FC5 I found a workaround by using old xorg-x11 rpms)
I get nothing in the logs indicating any errors, the screen just goes dark and
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The last working version I used was in this rpm.
Install basic FC5 with X11.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot to runlevel 3
2. run X as root
3. Ctrl-Alt-F1, Alt-F7, Ctrl-Alt-F1, Alt-F7.
Screen goes dark and system freezes.
X should come back again.
I just found that the vesa driver does not exhibit this problem, I just wanted
to report it as I've seen others complaining about this when trying to work
around a bug in FC5 when installing on Crusoe cpus (bug 186378).
After these tests I've discovered that one can make the text console
functional again by running the program boot-radeon (see attached, not written
by me) from another network login. The graphical display comes back too but
looks distorted, the mouse-cursor 'x' has changed to something like a big
white vertical bar.
Also, I cannot run two X servers after one another: If booting up with the
redhat graphical boot (rhgb), then the screen goes dark when it tries to fire
up the login screen (kdm).
I've tried to turn off all hw-accelerations, but that doesn't help.
Attached you'll find xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log from these experiments.
As stated above, the last version not exhibiting this behavior was in the rpm
Created attachment 5845 [details]
Created attachment 5846 [details]
Created attachment 5847 [details]
a small prog to reset radeon videocards
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