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Bug#612250: release-notes: Loss of keyboard and mouse may occur during upgrade

On 02/07/2011 01:48:39 AM, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino wrote:
> On 7 February 2011 07:27, Karl O. Pinc <kop@meme.com> wrote:
> > During upgrade the text console was lost and replaced with a gdm
> login
> > screen.  The second time this occurred neither the keyboard or 
> mouse
> > would respond.  Unplugging and replugging each of these USB devices
> > resovled the problem.
> Thank you for your patch we will consider it for the Release Notes. 
> As
> for this issue, since the move from text console to gdm is quite
> common (and confuses users) we are consider asking the users, when
> upgrading, to stop the gdm service so that there is no switch back 
> and
> forth. 

This makes sense.  (If you do recommend gdm be stopped I suggest, FWIW,
that you move all the stuff about using Alt-Fn to switch to the 
console, along with my patch, to section 5.  This has no doubt occurred
to you. :)

FYI, you may wish to check for consistently as to which console is used
for the upgrade.  While grepping the release notes when making this
patch I noticed, but did not look into, a reference to using VT2 but
other parts of the document talk about pressing Alt-F1.

grep VT2 -r /tmp/release-notes/release-notes/en/

Karl <kop@meme.com>
Free Software:  "You don't pay back, you pay forward."
                 -- Robert A. Heinlein

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