I cannot change virtual terminals.
Once X boots up I am stuck, ctrl + alt 1 does not bring up a terminal.
If I open vmware and start a virtual machine I can change consoles.
I'm using the latest nvidia driver and VESA framebuffer. I have removed both of these before and the problem still persists.
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what version of vmware ? what version of glibc ? `emerge info` ? do you run
vmware in full screen or in a window ?
vmware has nothing to do with it. I had this problem before using vmware at all.
The same thing happens in XDirectFB so its probably not X. This did not happen in Mandrake.
I'm using version 2.3.2-r1 of glibc.
Is there any other info you would like?
what version of XFree86 Xserver are you using?
Which kernel is this? 2.6? Did you compile in /dev/pts filesystem support?
Does the screen just go blank, or can't you get to vc/1 at all?
Was is a typo or were you not actually using ctrl-alt-f1?
Sorry yes is a typo.
After experiementing I think I have found part of the problem. As a user if I type:
chvt: VT_ACTIVATE: Operation not permitted
As root I can change VT sucessfully using chvt
This seems to be the same as #26648.
and it did not answer my question: is this related to the x server?
and your answer was: chvt.
that does not satisfy me.
tell me the versions of the mandrake X server and the X server you used for reproducing the problem, please.
Alex (will close bug in 2 weeks if no answer)
Moving from Xfree 3.3.6 i think to 4.1.0 started the problem if I remember correctly. It was so long ago.
I don't think Xfree restores permissions to /dev/console
This system has been up and running for over a year not so my guess is its a config file problem or permissions.
I am currently using xfree 4.3.0-r6 and udev. The problem existed with devfs as well.
ls -l /dev/vc/[0-9] /dev/console
crw------- 1 acid2000 tty 5, 1 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/console
crw-rw---- 1 root root 4, 0 May 26 20:26 /dev/vc/0
crw------- 1 root root 4, 1 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/1
crw------- 1 root root 4, 2 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 4, 3 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/3
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 4 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/4
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 5 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/5
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 6 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/6
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 7 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/7
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 8 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/8
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 4, 9 Sep 24 09:03 /dev/vc/9
gone with xorg?
will close bug in 10 days if no replay.
Please reopen if this is still a problem with >=18.104.22.168.