Subject: Re: X keyboard issues
To: None <>
From: Ron Roskens <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 11/25/2003 14:53:28
* Ron Roskens <> [2003-11-25 13:01:37 -0600]:

> In article <bpv0dj$hao$>,
> (Matthias Scheler) writes:
> > In article <>,
> > 	Owen Becker <> writes:
> >> Just one small issue, X won't accept keyboard input untill I
> >> ctrl-alt-f1. After that I can type, but I can't switch consoles.
> > 
> > It sounds like there is a getty(8) process running on the virtual
> > console used by the X11 server. Please provide more details e.g.
> > how you start the X11 server, "/etc/ttys" etc..
> I don't think so. A quick cursory glance at the source code shows that it
> requires PCVT_SUPPORT defined for being able to switch consoles. The
> file does not define this for x86_64Architecture in
> XFree86ConsoleDefines.
> You can verify that your Xserver is running in wscons-only mode by looking
> in the log file:
> (--) Using wscons driver
> Under an i386 box it shows up as:
> (--) Using wscons driver in pcvt compatibility mode (version 3.32)

Following up on myself:

An Xserver compiled with PCVT support, though, does not fix the problem. When
I attempt to switch consoles, its "hung", its like its started to switch consoles
but does not complete it. The display is left in graphics mode, but without
any input devices attached.