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

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 05:04:38 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 12:40 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 05:47:28PM -0500, Victor Lowther wrote:
> > Anyways, I would like to see if we can do without chvt and the attendant
> > time-eating console switching with other drivers that handle kernel
> > modesetting correctly.  To test them, make sure you are using kernel
> > suspend/resume on a system that 98smart-kernel-video approves of and see
> > if --quirk-no-chvt does the Right Thing, or if it makes your box
> > explode.
> 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.

Victor Lowther
Ubuntu Certified Professional

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