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Old 09-20-2005, 07:53 AM   #1
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virtual terminals missing


Hi

can anyone help. i've just installed FC4 on a test machine, so not had time to explore much. the thing is i cant seem to get any virtual terminals when i press
Ctrl+Alt+F1->F6

do i need to unset/reset a file somewhere. i've been using RH9 for a while and i know certain things are alot different. any help welcome
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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the terminals are generally spawned via the /etc/inittab file:

Code:
# TERMINALS
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
c2:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
c3:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
c4:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
c5:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
c6:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux
for example. as you can probably guess each line matches up to a different Fx key... if there ain't no 6th entry, there won't be a terminal there. Having said that i *assume* that if there were no 6th entry then X would load on that screen, not the normal F7...
 
Old 09-23-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. I checked the inittab file to find the code mentioned above inserted.

i still don't get a terminal when pressing Ctrl+Alt+F#. so i logged in KDE as root and opened an xterm, tailed the /var/log/message file. i then Ctrl+Alt+F3, while i had no visual i still tapped in root and then the password. went back into KDE and tailed the message file again to show that i was indeed logged in as root on tty3. any idea why i'm not getting the visual. i've also tried 2 different monitors to no avail.
thanks for any assistance
C
 
Old 09-24-2005, 05:07 AM   #4
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By the way does havin Selinux running have anything to do with it????
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:53 AM   #5
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