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Old 11-12-2008, 03:05 AM
"Dan Nicholson"
Default Reasons to preseve X on tty7

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson (dbn.lists@gmail.com) said:
>> > Further testing with this is giving me some bizarre errors and hangs
>> > relating to VT switching that don't happen with this patchset backed
>> > out. Unless I can track those down, I can't really recommend using
>> > it.
>> Without doing anything from event.d, there's nothing on tty1 for the
>> `telinit 5' from runlevel 3 case, right? I don't want you to use a
>> broken patch, but I do think the current behavior is wrong.
> It's 'wrong', but it's predictably wrong without side-effects on the
> rest of the interface (crash, hang, etc.) and easily explained what
> to do. At this stage of the release cycle, that's better than a patch
> that fixes it for some cases and does really bizarre things in ways
> that I haven't characterized yet. (I've seen hangs in the VT switch
> code, and I can reliably reproduce a condition where the console
> is perfectly fine... but not actually updating on the screen.)
> Still poking at it, though.

That's understandable. It would be nice if the display manager would
be taken into account since kdm and xdm users will just get nothing on
tty1 in runlevel 5 at all times. I'm sure you'll come up with
something sooner or later.


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