[arch-general] Switching betweenX and TTY freezes WM

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Sun Jun 10 20:49:32 EDT 2012

On 11 June 2012 01:51, Sudaraka Wijesinghe
<sudaraka.wijesinghe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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)

I do left ALT only.
Also, in i3wm I use winkey as the modifier key, not the left ALT.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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