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    CTRL ALT F8 issue

    Hi all

    Pressing CTRL+ALT+F8 should send me to the new X-session but instead of this, the only thing I see in terminal is "Running local boot scripts..."
    It looks like this session stuck.


    8.04.1 Hardy Heron
    CTRL+ALT+F1/F6 works as usual (send to tty1-tty6)
    /etc/inittab doesn't exist
    NVIDIA proprietary driver installed

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    Yes, it has always done that for me on Ubuntu. The next X-session is at tty9.
    If people were nicer, I'd answer more queries here!

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    CTRL+ALT+F9 shows black screen for me. A blinking cursor at the top-left corner.

    Trying to xtail the whole /var/log I see almost nothing when I press "ctrl alt f8".

    *** ./Xorg.0.log ***
    (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1440x900_60_0"

    *** ./acpid ***
    [Tue Sep 16 12:32:18 2008] client connected from 6404[0:0]
    [Tue Sep 16 12:32:18 2008] 1 client rule loaded

    *** ./Xorg.0.log ***
    (II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded


    Any ideas?

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    Quote Originally Posted by bbldox View Post
    CTRL+ALT+F9 shows black screen for me. A blinking cursor at the top-left corner.

    Trying to xtail the whole /var/log I see almost nothing when I press "ctrl alt f8".

    *** ./Xorg.0.log ***
    (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1440x900_60_0"

    *** ./acpid ***
    [Tue Sep 16 12:32:18 2008] client connected from 6404[0:0]
    [Tue Sep 16 12:32:18 2008] 1 client rule loaded

    *** ./Xorg.0.log ***
    (II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded


    Any ideas?
    The relevant log file should be called /var/log/Xorg.1.log.

    Which command do you use to launch the second X session?
    Try
    Code:
    startx -- :1
    ...

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mali2297 View Post
    The relevant log file should be called /var/log/Xorg.1.log.

    Which command do you use to launch the second X session?
    Try
    Code:
    startx -- :1
    Ok, I've tried
    Code:
    startx -- :1
    on tty2 (CTRL+ALT+F2). I've seen the X screen (the black-grey one) and.. it disappears.
    Now I see only some strings from Xorg.1.log like this one:
    Code:
    expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnessUp, line 72 of pc
    Anyway, I couldn't do anything on tty8..

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    Quote Originally Posted by bbldox View Post
    Ok, I've tried
    Code:
    startx -- :1
    on tty2 (CTRL+ALT+F2). I've seen the X screen (the black-grey one) and.. it disappears.
    Now I see only some strings from Xorg.1.log like this one:
    Code:
    expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnessUp, line 72 of pc
    Anyway, I couldn't do anything on tty8..
    Use the command
    Code:
    egrep "WW|EE" /var/log/Xorg.1.log
    to only list warnings and errors.
    ...

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mali2297 View Post
    Use the command
    Code:
    egrep "WW|EE" /var/log/Xorg.1.log
    to only list warnings and errors.
    Well, nothing new=) I did that check before.

    Code:
    (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (WW) Option "XkbVariant" requires an string value
    (WW) Configured Mouse: No Device specified, looking for one...
    The same strings I have in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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    Re: CTRL ALT F8 issue

    When you start a new x server it is started on CTRL+ALT+F8 an up.

    Try this:
    1. Go to tty1 login and launch 'startx -- :1'
    2. Press CTRL+ALT+F8.

    You should now be looking at your new X server. Enjoy

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