[kde-linux] Using ctrl-alt-F# keys crashes KDE and X.
bbales at cox.net
Fri Mar 14 18:04:57 UTC 2008
On Thursday 13 March 2008 04:51:35 M K wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 23:42:19 -0700
> > From: ant at zimage.com
> > To: kde-linux at kde.org
> > Subject: Re: [kde-linux] Using ctrl-alt-F# keys crashes KDE and X.
> > > >>> Just a follow-up. I am starting to think this is NVIDIA's fault. I
> > > >>> went back to nv driver by renaming /etc/X11/xorg.conf and run
> > > >>> startx. I tried to reproduce the problem and no crash with
> > > >>> gkrellm-hdplop plugin!
> > > >
> > > > I posted my issue in NVIDIA's Linux form:
> > > > http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1589973 ... I hope
> > > > those guys know what's up!
> > >
> > > I was thinking it could be a corrupt file or something like that. Just
> > > maybe. Weird things happen. Since I use Gentoo, it may be a bit
> > > different.
> > Too many weird things happen on computers. :)
> > > Since you narrowed it down to Nvidia causing this, that would be a good
> > > place to post this. Maybe someone there can reproduce the problem that
> > > can debug it better than we can.
> > I hope so too!
> I tried to ask them about the X crash I had a few months ago (look for the
> mails with subject "KDE 'End Session' problem" in the archive) via their
> mailform and got an immediate answer that they don't respond any questions
> about Linux errors - let's hope you have more luck than me :-)
Maybe I can add some confusion to this. I am running Gutsy kubuntu and
haven't used the cntl-alt-f# combination for a long time. After seeing your
post, I tried it. No matter which virtual desktop I am in (F1 thru F4),
pressing the combination leaves me with a blank screen. Seconds later the
monitor gives me a "No Signal." cntl-alt-f7 quickly brings me back to where
Maybe this is not supposed to be a feature in Gutsy. The last time I used it,
I had lost control and needed to get the machine back, but this may have been
before I upgraded to Gutsy.
Sorry I butted in with a different problem, but perhaps it will shed a bit of
light on your problem.
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