Who switches vterms when?

john wendel jwendel10 at comcast.net
Sat Jul 3 18:07:40 UTC 2010


On 07/03/2010 06:43 AM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> I turn off rhgb so I can (maybe) see who was doing what
> if the system hangs during startup or shutdown. The
> startup part works fine, but someone, somewhere, insists
> on switching to a totally blank vterm when I'm
> doing a shutdown, so I can't see any of the messages
> from services stopping, etc.
>
> Does anyone know who is in charge of doing this switch?
> Is it whatever login manager I'm using (gdm or kdm)?
> Is it the X server itself? Is it plymouth?
>
> I'm just wondering what code to look at to see if I
> can maybe send in a patch to make it behave more sanely
> with rhgb disabled.


I know that this doesn't answer your question, but when I'm trouble 
shooting startup and shutdown bugs, I always boot into run level 3 and 
startx. Of course if the problem is the DM, then ...

Regards,

John



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