How to rollback xorg to working tty switch

Warren Block wblock at
Thu May 24 23:10:24 UTC 2012

On Thu, 24 May 2012, doug at wrote:

> On Thu, 24 May 2012, Polytropon wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 May 2012 20:11:32 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Thu, 24 May 2012 06:45:06 -0500 (CDT), Lars Eighner wrote:
>> And in worst case, use "portdowngrade" to get an older version
>> of the port (may require recompiling a lot of dependencies in
>> both directions).
>> portdowngrade x11/xorg -s 
>> :pserver:anoncvs at
>> (Maybe you need to be more specific as "x11" is only a metaport.)
> That was such a great idea, I also just tried it. For me at least it is not 
> that alt-ctrl-Fn does not switch, it does. What is does not do is connect to 
> the monitor except for alt-ctrl-F9. So in the absence of a crash I can:
> alt-ctrl-F1 - get a blank screen with the monitor displaying no signal
> alt-ctrl-F2 - same thing sometimes required (for me) to make the next one 
> work
> alt-ctrl-F9 - back to my desktop
> In the event of a crash I am fairly far up the creek. No errors are logged 
> anywhere. I installed 9.0-RELEASE #0 and then did a pkg_add for Xorg. In my 
> case I would not think there is anything to backup to. I did not see any PRs 
> with this symptom. A similar one was deemed user error as I recall. Google 
> finds a few similar complaints.

The latest xorg switches to and from console with my Radeon 4650.  It 
might be a problem specific to the newer version of the Intel video 

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