How to find an Xorg that will do tty switch
doug at fledge.watson.org
Sat Dec 7 20:15:10 UTC 2013
I have two laptops (Dell and HP) and two work stations (Compaq and Gateway)
none of which would allow switching ttys with FreeBSD 9.1 and Xorg 7.5.1. So I
updated the Gateway to 9.2 and xorg 7.7. It works fine.
Encouraged, I updated the HP laptop. Switching ttys on this machine results in
a locked state where the system responds to nothing and the video degrades to
noise similar to what you get running the wrong driver.
Clearly there is more to getting this to work than is apparent at a surface
level. I guess I have two questions. Is this something that is likely to ever
be solved? And where is the problem: BIOS, O/S, Xorg??
With the systems I have now it is more important (to me) to go ahead and run
with the latest versions, so my solution will be, "if it hurts, don't do it".
Functionally I am no worse off than now, and I use these systems to preview
updating production stuff. I am more than happy to test patches, supply
information, or whatever, to advance a solution to this but what I am looking
for here is just to understand what's going on.
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