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Re:switching virtual terminals

Message: 9
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 22:12:01 -0400
From: Jim Dever <jdever triad rr com>
Subject: Re: Switching virtual terminals
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <4849EE71 7010303 triad rr com>
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Tim wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 05:11 -0400, Jim Dever wrote:
>> I just tried it again to make sure.  From an X
session CTRL+ALT+Fn
>> works but from a text console Alt-Fn does nothing. 
It's remains at
>> the same tty I was at when I issued the CTRL+ALT+Fn
from X.  Any
>> ideas?
> I am back on Fedora 9, now, and both ALT+Fn and
CTRL+ALT+Fn are working
> for me, so the problem is probably specific to your
setup.  You might
> want to say if your installation was fresh, or
updating a prior release.

>It's definitely a straight plain vanilla
installation.  >I didn't 
>download any of the development groups.  Just stopped
>at the default. 
>The only thing I've changed is to put it on a static
>IP address.  I 
>haven't even had my hands in the nuts and bolts. 
I've >had the same 
>problem with F8 and F7 with a straight install. 

You might check that you have a getty on the device.
run "ps -A | less" and look for something like
 1991 tty2     00:00:00 mingetty
 1992 tty3     00:00:00 mingetty
 1993 tty4     00:00:00 mingetty
 1994 tty5     00:00:00 mingetty
 1995 tty6     00:00:00 mingetty

This is from my machine that works as advertised.

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