How to find an Xorg that will do tty switch

RW rwmaillists at
Sat Dec 7 21:23:59 UTC 2013

On Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:15:09 -0500 (EST)
doug wrote:

> 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.

If you using Intel KMS it's a known problem that you can't switch to a
virtual terminal once xorg is running - it hasn't been implemented yet

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