7.2-PRE: switch virtual console drops crazy characters into X

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Thu Apr 16 21:14:23 UTC 2009

On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:32:09 GMT
pmc at citylink.dinoex.sub.org (Peter Much) wrote:

> Every time I switch from X to a virtual console and back, I get
> some characters dropped into my command-line in the X window,
> and have to delete them with the backspace key.
> These characters read: ^[[20~
> Now this is exactly the escape sequence on the F9 key (where the X
> runs), if it were pressed without Ctrl-Alt. That shouldn't happen.
> Now the funny thing is: this does only happen when booting the
> GENERIC kernel. When I boot my normal custom made kernel, it
> does not happen.
> Now this is strange. Usually the GENERIC kernel should show the
> least unexpected behaviour. 
> Alright, there are lots and lots of devices left out of my custom
> kernel, but I do not see anything that could have to do with 
> VT switching. I do not quite understand it. But I am also not
> so much bored that I would start trying out options and building
> kernels so to find what makes this happen.
> So, if anyone experiences the similar thing, and is enough annoyed
> to do something about it, I will happily send a diff from my
> kernel configs.

I'm also seeing the same issue, but I'm running a custom kernel. I've
attached a diff from GENERIC.

Bruce Cran
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