[Bug 258764] Leaving X fails to return keyboard to console leading to an unusable machine

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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:27:39 UTC

            Bug ID: 258764
           Summary: Leaving X fails to return keyboard to console leading
                    to an unusable machine
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: ports-bugs@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: freebsd@chthonixia.net

I asked about my experience via -questions here:


Here is the question as asked:


I run 12.2-release-p10 r370449 amd64 with an Nvidia Gforce 1050Ti.
On Sept.26, I updated to the newest Nvidia driver. Ports were also
updated on that day and more than once over the last month.

What follows is a description of the state of things for about
the last month.

Startx works; Windowmaker works; as do all programs. As indicated
in the Subject: line, exiting does not work.

I initiate an exit, and after about or not more than ten seconds, an
unusable black screen appears with a blinking cursor in the upper
left corner. The keyboard and mouse are unusable; no switching to
another tty and no ctrl-alt-delete.

The desktop can only be rebooted by a warm reset or a power down.

There is nothing relevant in Xorg.log: no errors nor warnings.

Nothing in dmesg except the expected improper disk unmounting warning
followed by fsck.

I don't have the first clue what could be wrong nor do I have any
idea how to begin troubleshooting. Given the paucity of information
I can offer, can any advice be given to me?


The thread which follows should be informative; and it seems that at least one
other person has an identical experience; and perhaps more than one has a
similar experience. As of this bug report, no one has offered a fix and I can't
discover one.

As indicated, I have not the first clue; this just started out of nowhere
sometime in late August or early September after a ports update that I can't

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