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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