I have 2 bugs which I have not reported because I need to gather more information and find someone who can reproduce them before I do. Since I can't tell you how to reproduce them, that's hard. So, I'm asking that if anyone has these bugs, can they please comment here or send me an email at macoafi AT gmail DOT com or /msg macogw @ Freenode IRC.
- This is on my mom's desktop. It has Intel graphics, so no claiming "buggy ATI/Nvidia drivers!" in response to this, okay? Ever since the upgrade to Feisty (at least, I was not informed by my family that the problem existed in Edgy), if I click "switch user" it seems like it does what it's supposed to. It leaves the f7 virtual console and goes the f9 one. X doesn't actually start up though. The noise that means "enter your password" plays, but the screen is black. The monitor's status light turns orange, like the computer has told it to shut off or it's not getting any info from the computer. Ctrl+alt+f7 takes it back to the first login session and that works just fine. Ctrl+alt+f1's tty also works fine.
- Also on mom's desktop, for the last few days I've had this new problem. First user logs out. Hours later, someone goes to log in. The screen is black, the status light is orange. Moving the mouse does nothing. I pressed the ctrl+alt+f7 thinking someone hit "switch user" as and that the above bug is in action. That screen is a tty with no real text. There's just a big mess of those characters that no one ever really has a reason to type, the ones that look like rectangles full of dots (like extended ASCII codes 177 and 178) and a few underscores. The entire screen is like that, so I hit ctrl+alt+f1 thinking maybe I can login and
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restartto restart GDM and clear that screen, and everything will be back to normal. No such luck. That screen is also a big mess. Attempts at typing just move an underscore that I can only assume is the cursor but all that shows up is more of those messy characters. Only thing left to do is hold in the power button until it turns off. Looking through the system log after turning it back on, nothing looks unusual, so I have no idea what's wrong.
So, have any of you had any of these problems, or are both of my computers insane?