[arch-general] Switching betweenX and TTY freezes WM

Sudaraka Wijesinghe sudaraka.wijesinghe at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 20:51:17 EDT 2012

On 06/11/12 06:00, Sébastien le Preste de Vauban wrote:
> El 10/06/12 20:18, John Briggs escribió:
>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 07:35:45AM +0800, 逸冰欧阳 wrote:
>>> I also have the same problem. And remember that Ubuntu, Fedora work
>>> well,
>>> so I wonder whether it is  a bug.
>>> On Jun 11, 2012 4:21 AM, "Mateusz Loskot" <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:
>>>> On 10 June 2012 20:35, Sébastien le Preste de Vauban
>>>> <ulpianosonsi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> El 10/06/12 14:11, Mateusz Loskot escribió:
>>>>>> On 10 June 2012 19:03, Javier Vasquez <j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Mateusz Loskot
>>>>>>> <mateusz at loskot.net>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I have been observing strange issues when I switch between X and
>>>>>>>> TTY.
>>>>>>>> [...]
>>>>>>> I started noticing this same thing since last year (though don't
>>>>>>> remember when exactly).  Never asked cause the work around is
>>>>>>> simple,
>>>>>>> the TTY from which startx was run is considered "dead" to me, I just
>>>>>>> don't use it once in X.
>>>>>> Yes, you are right it's  not a very disturbing issue.
>>>>>> I was just curious if it is known problem and perhaps there is a
>>>> solution.
>>>>> I have a similar problem:
>>>>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47277
>>>> Nice one, I'm going to subscribe to this issue. Thanks!
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> -- 
>>>> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
>> What bug?
>> The TTY running X is busy running the xinit/xsession process, until you
>> kill that process you shouldn't be able to get the command line prompt to
>> run another program. The only way to overcome this shortcoming would
>> be to
>> run xinit in the background, which I wouldn't reccomend.
>> Regards
>> John
> Well it happens to me with any TTY, not just the one running X.

I haven't experienced this issue, but then I don't switch TTY that often.

I was just wondering if some of the scenarios mentioned in here is due
to the Left vs Right ALT key usage. (It has to be Left ALT if anyone
didn't know)

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