Switching VT takes very long?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 15:18:46 PDT 2007

On 6/11/07, Łukasz Mierzwa <prymitive at pcserwis.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have gentoo running on Acer 5024 laptop with ATI X700 Mobility and
> xf86-drivers-ati 6.6.192, when switching VT (or starting X) it takes about 17
> seconds to show anything on screen, first 15 seconds screen is black, no
> backlight active, next 2 seconds screens gets backlight and my kdm starts.
> Did I missed anything in my config? Do anyone have this issue?

Are you sure it takes a long time when switching VTs or just on start
up?  Part of the slowness in the server start up is pci bus scanning
and driver set up and such.  Run time VT switch should be relatively
fast by comparison.


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