[Pm-utils] chvt is a quirk (at least with current nvidia binary drivers)

Till Maas opensource at till.name
Wed Jul 2 01:19:55 PDT 2008

On Mon June 30 2008, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 07:04:38AM -0500, Victor Lowther wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 12:40 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > > The kernel will do a chvt even if you don't.
> >
> > That is an even better reason to not do a chvt if we don't have to worry
> > about racing with X to reinitialize a video card.
> It's certainly an optimisation, but the time taken to switch between two
> text consoles is pretty tiny.

It would be good if the chvt hook is removed from pm-utils without any 
regressions, because it would reduce the requirements of pm-utils. For 
Fedora, there was a request to remove the package that contains chvt as a 
dependency for pm-utils, to make it easier to creat an 64 MB image for 


[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453005
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