Comment 2 for bug 1509369

Felipe Reyes (freyes) wrote :

After some research, I think this is not strictly related to suspend/resume and more to how gdm selects the next VT available to spawn your session and how systemd manages VTs initialization (getty on demand). From http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/serial-console.html

"""
Traditionally, the init system on Linux machines was configured to spawn a fixed number login prompts at boot.[...]

In a systemd world we made this more dynamic: in order to make things more efficient login prompts are now started on demand only. As you switch to the VTs the getty service is instantiated to <email address hidden>, <email address hidden> and so on.
"""

I rebooted my machine and before logging in I cycled from VT1 until VT7(gdm), so systemd launched a getty in each VT, then I logged in gdm and gnome-shell was launched in VT8 and this problem went away.

So this is what I think is happening:

- the system boots
- a getty in launched in VT1 and gdm in VT7
- the user logs in
- gdm looks for the next available VT, as systemd didn't launch VT2...VT6, gdm uses VT2 and from that point Alt+<arrow> behave like if you were running virtual terminal console instead of an X session.