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Old 03-02-2004, 05:30 AM   #1
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CTRL+ALT+F1....F6 don't work

hi every body

I have recently install on hard disk knopixx 3.2
I worked fine, but the changing to other screen ( screen text F1 to F6) does not work, and the computer
stops working ( nothing works you have to get down th PC)

the getty program is running
ps aux gives for example
root 299 0.0 0.3 1480 400 tty3 S Feb25 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3

thank you for help
Old 03-02-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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Do you have
ps aux
root 350 0.0 0.1 1252 468 tty1 S 08:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
root 351 0.0 0.1 1252 468 tty2 S 08:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
root 352 0.0 0.1 1252 468 tty3 S 08:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
root 353 0.0 0.1 1252 468 tty4 S 08:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
root 354 0.0 0.1 1252 468 tty5 S 08:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
root 355 0.0 0.1 1252 468 tty6 S 08:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
Old 03-03-2004, 11:14 AM   #3
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this is what I said

the getty works for the different tty

Old 08-09-2005, 03:01 AM   #4
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Ctrl Alt F1 to F6 does not work

I am having the same problem. CTRL ALT F1 to F6 results in a Black Screen. CTRL ALT F7 goes back to the GUI desktop. I installed Fedora Core 4 on a Intel P4 mother board model D865GEF. Core 4 works fine on a P3 Intel board. I performed the above mentioned Grep command an all is ok there.
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

I think the problem is with on on-board video, it is not changing from X back to text mode for the terminal.
Any Ideas...billmax sends..9 Aug 05
Old 02-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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A different fix for the Ctrl-Alt-F1 not working problem


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