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Re: Switching virtual terminals



On Saturday 07 June 2008 08:29:12 Jim Dever wrote:
> g wrote:
> > Jim Dever wrote:
> >> 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
> >
> > you are saying 'from an x session', then 'from a text console' and
> > 'same tty'.
> >
> > so, 'from an x session to a text console, aka, virtual console,
> > staying in same tty, aka, same virtual console'.
> >
> > correct?
>
> Let me try and explain better.  From X:  Alt-CTRL-F1 takes me to a
> virtual console (tty1).  From X:  Alt-CTRL-F2 takes me to a virtual
> console (tty2).  But once I'm at a text, virtual console Alt-F1 or
> Alt-F2 or Alt-F3....  don't do anything.  I remain at the terminal where
> I came out of X.  And I can't get back into X either.  I'm stumped.
>
> >>> 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.
> >
> > for me with f8, saa.
> >
> >> It's definitely a straight plain vanilla installation.
> >
> > as in what type keyboard? 102 -> 110 key? special music / power, etc?
> > din, pc, usb port?
>
> Machine is about a 7 year old Dell with a 110 key PC keyboard.  It's not
> USB or wireless or anything like that.
>
FWIW my ~6-year-old Packard Bell laptop has the same problem.  The only wayout 
I can find is to shut down.

Anne


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