X11 + console switch - how does it actually work ?

Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult lkml at metux.net
Fri Sep 27 17:32:05 UTC 2019

Hello folks,

could anybody please give me some more insight, how switching
from X to console (ctrl+alt+f*) actually works ?

Who catches the keypress event and initiates the VT switch ?
The Xserver ? Could this be done in the kernel (eg. when Xserver
is hanging) ?


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering
info at metux.net -- +49-151-27565287

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