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Re: odd console switching behavior

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: odd console switching behavior
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 00:32:41 +0100
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Rian Hunter <> writes:

> On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 17:10, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> Rian Hunter <> writes:
>> > For some reason when i start the vga/pc_kbd console server with 6
>> > virtual terminals i can only switch to two using alt+f1 or alt+f2. I can
>> > switch to the other four with alt+(left|right) arrow key. Using the
>> > ncursesw driver i can switch to all 6 with C-w N normally. Has anyone
>> > else experienced this? I'm using an old nvidia card btw, which might
>> > contribute to the problem, but i think it might be the pc_kbd driver.
>> This is fixed in CVS.  So are other annoying things/bugs, so upgrading
>> from CVS can be worthwhile when using the console.
> I compiled the CVS console-client today and tried it, and it still no
> dice. I guess it probably is the console server as well, or maybe some
> conglomerate of Hurd servers. Do you know exactly where the problem
> lies? because i have a hard time compiling all the Hurd servers from CVS
> (i quit after the make error on exec). I'll try again later today
> though.
> -rian

The problem was in pc_kbd.  It can be found in the console-client
directory in the sourcetree.  Make sure it is correctly installed.


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