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Re: Switching virtual terminals



On Sunday 08 June 2008 05:09:44 Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 14:09 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > 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.
>
> You can't ctrl-alt F7 to get back to X?? Ric
>
Correct.  Ctrl-alt plus some Fx do nothing.  One, I think it's F5, changes the 
screen resolution.  F7 does nothing.  At this point the only way out is to 
shut down - it won't even reboot.  If you have any apps open they crash on 
the way out.

Anne

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