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Re: [vox-tech] Can't switch to virtual console anymore
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Re: [vox-tech] Can't switch to virtual console anymore



On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 08:13:39PM -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> Help.  I can't seem to switch to a virtual terminal any longer.  I'm fairly
> sure whatever happened must have happened during my last aptitude upgrade,
> because I switch to VC's very very often.
> 
> 1. My XF86Config does not contain the DontVTSwitch option.
> 
> 2. On control-alt-F1, xev reports:
> 
>    KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001,
>        root 0x40, subw 0x1200002, time 417047, (47,38), root:(1117,396),
>        state 0x0, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES,
>        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
>        XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
>        XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
>    KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001,
>        root 0x40, subw 0x1200002, time 417495, (47,38), root:(1117,396),
>        state 0x4, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
>        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
>        XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
>        XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
>    KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001,
>        root 0x40, subw 0x1200002, time 417935, (47,38), root:(1117,396),
>        state 0xc, keycode 67 (keysym 0xffbe, F1), same_screen YES,
>        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
>        XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
>        XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> 
> 3. Once I kill X, I can switch between consoles using the familiar alt-Fx.
> 
> 4. There's no output from xinit/startx that I don't recognize as already
>    being there (for example, I've seen the message:
> 
>       Could not init font path element /usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,
>       removing from list!
> 
>    for at least a year.)
> 
> 
> 
> I will go nuts without my consoles.  Any suggestions?

I recall running into this problem a while ago, I think when XFree86
4.3 came out. Are you using that hebrew-phonetic xkbmap file you
created a few years ago?

I seem to recall having to modify it slightly. Have a look at this
snippet, and see whether yours matches, and whether changing it to
match mine helps:

xkb_keymap "hebrew" {
    xkb_keycodes        { include "xfree86+aliases(qwerty)" };
    xkb_types           { include "complete"            };
    xkb_compatibility   { include "complete+group_led"  };
    xkb_geometry        { include "pc(pc105)"           };

--Ken Bloom

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