On Sun, 9 Apr 2017 16:50:44 -0500
Ian Pilcher <arequipeno(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I'm not sure when this started, but I am unable to switch away
X VT (usually VT 1) to a text VT.
Actually, blind-typing shows that I am actually able to switch to the
text VT, but nothing shows up; I'm left looking at a "frozen" version
of the X VT contents.
I am using an AMD/ATI FirePro V4900 with the open source drivers.
Anyone else seeing anything like this?
No. On F25, using X, not Wayland or Xwayland, switching to virtual
term works fine (on LXDE). Also using radeon driver.
I think it is fbdev(2?) (frame buffer device) that is used for the VTs,
and it should be compiled into the kernel. Look in your boot logs for
tty, to see if the VTs are being started.
00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4, base_baud = 115200) is a 16550A
console [tty0] enabled
I think they are started on demand by systemd for all but tty0. I
explicitly start them at boot, so my experience might not be the same
as yours. It could be that systemd, or getty, isn't starting them
correctly when you switch to them.
systemd: Started Getty on tty1.
audit: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295
subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=getty@tty1 comm="systemd"
exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=