- I start X (w/ KDE)
- I load up a few GFX-intensive apps (3 instances of Navigator, and iDraw
with a complex diagram).
- I switch to VC 1 (Ctrl-Alt-F1)
- I switch to VC 7 (Ctrl-Alt-F7)
The screen goes black and the console is *totally* locked. I can telnet in
just fine, the rest of the system continues to work. The only thing that
does work on the console is ctrl-alt-del, which tries to do a nice, orderly
shutdown - the catch is that gpm is locked. ("/etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm stop"
doesn't work, I have to kill it from a telnet session.)
If I take gpm out of my rcX.d directories (so that it doesn't start up)
then switching virtual consoles works fine, except that the mouse and
keyboard will lock up for about 5 seconds or so after switching, after
that, everything's okay.
If I don't have much running (just a few xterms) then I can usually switch
I have a Logitech 3-button PS/2 mouse (no fancy codewheel or anything),
PS/2 keyboard, Number Nine Imagine 128 series 2 video card,
XFree86-188.8.131.52-25, Linux 2.0.34, on a Dell Dimension XPS.
In XF86Config (minus the comments):
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