Subject: Re: strange console behaviour
To: Louis Guillaume <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/2004 16:00:24
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On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 06:20:44PM -0400, Louis  Guillaume wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been noticing for a while (probably since 2.0) an oddity with the=20
> console after booting up. The original problem came up when X would=20
> start and I'd go back to the console with CTRL-ALT-F1. The mouse and=20
> keyboard would be mostly unresponsive. Trying a CTRL-ALT-F2 works. I get=
> a second console and can work. Most recently, I noticed this on a=20
> machine that does not ever run X. After booting, I'd try to log in, but=
> after typing a few characters, things just seem to hang. Switching to=20
> ttyE1 works.
> Could there be some conflict between "ttyE0" and "console" since they're=
> both turned "on"?

Yes. Don't turn them both on at once. Pick one or the other. :-)

Take care,


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