Re: Crashed X - Hard re-boot
On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 03:54:54PM -0500, Dave Walker wrote:
> On 3/31/07, Andrei Popescu <email@example.com> wrote:
> >"Dave Walker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks, Andrei........ what you explained was exactly what I found. X
> was not running in terminal 1 at all as I expected, but was "hiding"
> (from me at least) in terminal 7.
> That raises the question, though, about what happined to terminal 1.
> Why won't it respond, and why does it appear to be comatose???
On VC1 you ran startx. X spits its stderr to VC1 and continues to do so
as long as it is running. It paints a display on the next available VC
(standard debian has this as VC7). The Ctrl-Alt-Backspace works when
you are viewing the X system in VC7. In VC1, X is spitting its output
but isn't reading input on that VC.
I _have_ had a case where X wouldn't respond to _any_ magic keystrokes.
This is another reason why I have a getty running on a serial port. I
can always log in from another computer via a null-modem cable.