How to rollback xorg to working tty switch

doug at doug at
Thu May 24 23:50:41 UTC 2012

On Thu, 24 May 2012, Warren Block wrote:

> On Thu, 24 May 2012, doug at wrote:
>> 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 driver.

Thanks for the reply Warren, but nope:

         Driver      "radeon"
         VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
         BoardName   "Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]"
         BusID       "PCI:0:1:0"
Driver = xf86-video-radeonhd-1.3.0_4
vgapci0 at pci0:0:1:0: class=0x030000 card=0x2aca103c chip=0x98021002 rev=0x00
     vendor     = 'ATI Technologies Inc'
     device     = 'AMD Radeon HD 6310 GraphicsATI'
     class      = display
     subclass   = VGA

Not sure what else might be of interest. 9.0 works pretty well so once every 
couple of weeks rebooting is a small price as 9.0 and Xorg xorg-7.5.1 
supports the NIC and video. On 8.2 no either net and the Vesa driver rendered 
this system pretty useless FreeBSD-wise on 8.x.

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