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Date:      Sat, 7 Dec 2013 16:59:19 -0500 (EST)
From:      doug <doug@fledge.watson.org>
To:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to find an Xorg that will do tty switch
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1312071651490.49795@fledge.watson.org>
In-Reply-To: <20131207212354.5f8fa3cc@gumby.homeunix.com>
References:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1312071507370.49795@fledge.watson.org> <20131207212354.5f8fa3cc@gumby.homeunix.com>

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On Sat, 7 Dec 2013, RW wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:15:09 -0500 (EST)
> doug wrote:
>
>> I have two laptops (Dell and HP) and two work stations (Compaq and
>> Gateway) none of which would allow switching ttys with FreeBSD 9.1
>> and Xorg 7.5.1. So I updated the Gateway to 9.2 and xorg 7.7. It
>> works fine.
>>
>> Encouraged, I updated the HP laptop. Switching ttys on this machine
>> results in a locked state where the system responds to nothing and
>> the video degrades to noise similar to what you get running the wrong
>> driver.
>
> 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.

Ah - thank you



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