On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Bill Davidsen<davidsen(a)tmr.com> wrote:
Alain Spineux wrote:
> when pressing CTRL-ALTF-F2 to switch to text console, the screen stay
> in graphic mode, only the mouse cursor disappears.
> I can blindly login, type some command; see the hard disk light blink
> at each command, then go back using ALT-F1 and see I logged in on
> But switching between tty1 an tty2 never change my display.
> I have a Laptop Compaq Evo N610c with a ATI RADEON Mobility M7.
> It was working fine with FC8.
> Any idea?
By any chance are you doing this because your X session has stopped
responding? The X server may have died, possibly due to driver issues. You
don't say what release and kernel you run, there have been some recent FC11
upgrades which seem to help on other hardware.
Yes and no ! Sometime because after a hibernate my display looks like
"encrypted", (but I can still guess my cursor and start programs) and
sometime I like the text console to work.
I will start a yum update to see.
You can do a ps command with X working and not working to see if the server
has died. Someone can probably tell you how to restart it (other than
reboot), my method makes people cringe and I won't share it, or even admit I
do it. :-(
A possibility, since you are inviting guesses by lack of detail in the
bill davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
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