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Date:      Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:33:25 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        doug@fledge.watson.org
Cc:        William Bulley <web@umich.edu>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: exiting Xorg locks up 9.2-STABLE system
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.11.1410151645040.81686@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.11.1410151214280.78037@fledge.watson.org>
References:  <20141015160141.GA9220@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu> <alpine.BSF.2.11.1410151214280.78037@fledge.watson.org>

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On Wed, 15 Oct 2014, doug@safeport.com wrote:

> In my experience this problem stems no support for switching the video back 
> to text mode. I have had this issue on the Dell and HP laptops since 8.x. For 
> me (on the HP) it remains on 10.0. From my reading and this list the issue 
> (for me).
>
> The last answer I got: "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".

That is what vt(4) does, supports a KMS text console which still works 
after leaving X.  It works on the Intel and Radeon systems I have tried.



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