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20th March 2010, 07:02 PM
Before opening a ticket in bugzilla I want to be sure is not my fault in some configuration: I'm not able to switch vt using the ctrl-alt-Fx keyboard combo (I'm using KDE).
Can anyone confirm the problem or is only my system?
20th March 2010, 10:02 PM
[QUOTE=marvin_ita;1343154]Before opening a ticket in bugzilla I want to be sure is not my fault in some configuration: I'm not able to switch vt using the ctrl-alt-Fx keyboard combo (I'm using KDE).
Can anyone confirm the problem or is only my system?/QUOTE]
No problems here...
Does ps aux | grep tty show you the consoles tty2-6?
Does ls -la /dev/tty* shows you all devices available for consoles?
If you open a console, become root and try to use "chvt 3", does this work?
21st March 2010, 10:24 AM
Thank you for the reply. After startup this morning it seems to work also on my system.
I think I have some other deeper problem: sometimes I notice that X requires high CPU loading (25% e.g. one core of my quad CPU), keyboard leds go mad (numlock, capslock, screenlock light up and off themselves)... and in this case ctrl-alt-fx doesn't work.
Next time it happens I will try with commands you suggested.
2nd April 2010, 07:12 PM
I think problem is not X server... looking in /var/log/messages I can find these lines when I get problems:
Apr 2 20:03:36 localhost init: tty (/dev/tty4) main process (6371) killed by QUIT signal
Apr 2 20:03:36 localhost init: tty (/dev/tty4) main process ended, respawning
Apr 2 20:03:38 localhost init: tty (/dev/tty4) main process (6376) killed by QUIT signal
Apr 2 20:03:38 localhost init: tty (/dev/tty4) main process ended, respawning
These lines are continuously generated and start just after
Apr 2 18:17:25 localhost /sbin/mingetty: tty4: invalid character 0x14 in login name
Seems that mingetty is causing some problem and continuously crash a vt. Notice that I don't use strange characters as login name and these crashes continue while logged in.
I already moved my bug (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=575907) opened as X component to mingetty component in bugzilla... while waiting some feedback I would glad if someone can give me any suggestion.
3rd April 2010, 09:00 PM
I'm having this problem as well. System Monitor has my cpu at over 50% constantly.
description: Desktop Computer
product: System Product Name
vendor: System manufacturer
version: System Version
serial: System Serial Number
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 vsyscall64 vsyscall32
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop uuid=E0AB0345-6E99-DB11-B0D6-001731B17DD2
vendor: ASUSTek Computer INC.
physical id: 0
vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
physical id: 0
version: ASUS M2NPV-VM ACPI BIOS Revision 0705 (01/02/2007)
capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@0
version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
slot: Socket AM2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch cpufreq
top - 14:58:00 up 1:55, 3 users, load average: 1.04, 1.22, 1.20
Tasks: 188 total, 2 running, 185 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu(s): 14.2%us, 37.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 47.9%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.2%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 4009816k total, 3026092k used, 983724k free, 88828k buffers
Swap: 6289436k total, 0k used, 6289436k free, 1946168k cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
2253 root 20 0 203m 74m 10m R 99.8 1.9 110:25.70 X
11572 dwight 20 0 540m 34m 26m S 1.3 0.9 0:53.30 ksysguard
11973 root 20 0 15000 1252 900 R 1.0 0.0 0:00.70 top
3704 dwight 20 0 968m 130m 25m S 0.7 3.3 1:48.39 firefox
4687 dwight 20 0 501m 31m 20m S 0.3 0.8 0:19.36 dolphin
4811 dwight 20 0 495m 24m 16m S 0.3 0.6 0:08.49 konsole
1 root 20 0 19276 1456 1176 S 0.0 0.0 0:01.93 init
9th April 2010, 05:12 PM
I'm having this problem as well.
There's also another bug (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=577482) tagged as blocker for final release of F13.
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