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Old 09-04-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question X server in console 1 crashes on return from console 2

Hi kids....

I'm using more or less stock Redhat 9. If I try to switch from an X server session on Virtual console 1, and then I do Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to Virtual Console 2, it works fine -- I get a prompt and so forth.

But then, if I try Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get back to my X session, the X server invariably crashses.

Anyone else experience this?


Old 09-04-2003, 08:04 PM   #2
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your X session should be on ctrl-alt-F7 not F1. Was that a typo?
Old 09-04-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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I thought the same thing the first time it happened to me.

ctrl+alt+F[1-6] are your command-line terminals. When you start an X session, you get back to it with
If you start a second X session it will reside on F8.
Old 09-04-2003, 10:52 PM   #4
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No, not a typo.

That was a brain-o.

Thanks folks

Old 09-05-2003, 12:12 AM   #5
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i have the same problem


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