How to find an Xorg that will do tty switch

doug doug at fledge.watson.org
Sat Dec 7 22:07:55 UTC 2013


On Sat, 7 Dec 2013, RW wrote:

> 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
> AFAIK.

Ah - thank you


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