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Bug 84306 - VTswitching in console is broken while switched away from X
Summary: VTswitching in console is broken while switched away from X
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-14 08:01 UTC by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-15 00:26:25 UTC

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Description Mike A. Harris 2003-02-14 08:01:59 UTC
The following CVS commit on Feb 10th, of CHANGELOG entry 864 has broken
VTswitching between VTs while switched away from the X server:
 865. Add private keysyms for the new XKB actions (XFree86 special keys),
      and move those actions to an XKB compatibility map.  This fixes
      side-effects (loss of auto-repeat and mousekeys functionality) of
      the way this was implemented previously (#5610, Ivan Pascal).
To reproduce:
1) Install XFree86 release from Feb 10th or later that has #865
2) startx
3) Switch away to any other VC with CTRL-ALT-Fn
4) Try to switch to another VC now other than the one the X
   server is running on.
The console switches only for a very short flash to the requested
console, then switches back.  You are effectively stuck on the
tty you've switched to, and can only switch back to the X server
Other info:
While switched away from the X server, if you kill the server,
then VT switching works again.
I have backed out the changes from that one commit, and the
problem is gone in build 20030212.0.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-02-14 08:19:04 UTC
Oops, I mean it was reverted with XFree86-
in 20030211.3 and later.

The latest CVS snapshot applies a correct fix for this problem, so
I have removed the above patch, and this problem should be fixed
in build: XFree86-

Setting bug to MODIFIED pending testing.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2003-02-15 00:26:25 UTC
Confirmed.  Ivan's fix works.

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