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khayyam
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Ctrl-Alt-F1 for VT1 ... Ctrl-Alt-F7 for VT7 (Xorg) Not the Fn key itself.

Neddy ... sorry, I'm a complete dunce, that's exactly what I intended above, not '{n}', but F1, F2, F3, etc. Brain fart ... forgive my *not* understanding your pointing to the fact above, the 'Fn' threw me.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, thank you for correcting me about quitting back to the terminal. But I still have problems. After I hit Ctrl-Alt-F2, and log in as root, and then 'killall lightdm', the system is … crashy. If I try to emerge something (in this case, nvidia-drivers), right past the point where it says ">>> completed installing [package] to /var/tmp/whatever", the emerge process stops. strace on the pid says it's still running, on an epoll_wait call.

If I try to 'init 6', the system freezes at the point where it says "unmounting RPC pipefs", and I have to hard reset.

Once it's rebooted, I can 'emerge nvidia-drivers' without problem.

So what's going on here? Is something with lightdm interfering? I should also point out: when I quit out of X back to the console, the VT I used to run lightdm is unresponsive: I just see a bunch of messages about activating consolekit.

Any advice?

Cheers,

EE
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExecutorElassus,

If lightdm is being started by the xdm service, it will just restart.
Is it still crashy if you log in as root remove xdm from the default runlevel, then do killall X?

X will go down and stay down.
Does emerge work in the console now?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xdm is not part of the default runlevel. I'm executing lightdm as a command after logging in as root. After I use Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to a console from lightdm, I use 'killall lightdm' to kill it. This seems to leave the system somewhat … crashy. But it's not xdm, since -- as far as I can tell -- xdm isn't running to begin with. I'll try 'killall X' next.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welp, here I am again. I was at the lightdm login. Hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to vt1. Then Hit Alt-F2 to get to a new login prompt. Logged in as root, tried to emerge nvidia-drivers. The emerge process froze at "installing nvidia-modeset" (that is, the step right before it finalizes the install to the actual directories). I then switched to Alt-F3, logged in again as root, and ran 'top'. Apparently, X was still running, consuming 100% CPU. I tried 'killall X', which did nothing. I tried 'kill -s KILL [$PID]', which also did nothing. After waiting a good five minutes, I tried 'init 6' to force a reboot, which froze at "INIT: sending all processes the TERM signal" (ie, the very first step).

Before that, when I ran 'ps ax | grep X', I saw this:

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$ps ax | grep X
20848 tty7 X :0 -seat seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/ :0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch


So, I don't seem to be able to get to a working terminal from lightdm, to kill X completely and have a rebootable system. Any guesses why this might be?

Grrr. I really wish lightdm simply had a "quit to terminal" option, like kdm had for years.

Thanks for the help,

EE
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