Subject: kern/17276: getty and X fight for character input when using wscons
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/16/2002 01:15:13
>Synopsis: getty and X fight for character input when using wscons
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 16 01:16:01 PDT 2002
>Originator: Travis H.
If you have a script which exits after starting X (which prevents people from control-C'ing startx to grab your shell) then I believe the getty on that virtual terminal and X (also apparently started on that virtual terminal) fight for input.
On your first virtual terminal, startx & exit. This brings up X and you should be experiencing the getty and X fighting for input, causing keystrokes to be lost. Curiously, if you switch to your second virtual terminal, it contains part of the output from the first virtual terminal. Very weird.