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Old 02-22-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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unable to access console mode in vmware.


Hello every one,
I am using a virtual pc software called VMWare workstation ver 7.1. platform win 7. I installed a redhat linux 5 in vmware. I am able to access graphical mode but unable to access the console mode (ctrl+alt+f1....f6). i would appreciate if some one could help me in this. As i am new to this. i am unable to solve this. Looking for the best solution.
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Karry
 
Old 02-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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I am able to access graphical mode but unable to access the console mode (ctrl+alt+f1....f6)
If you're starting in graphical mode, F1-F6 don't work as explained here. For F1-F6 to work, you need to be in terminal mode to start (runlevel 3).
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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Sir,
The link shows me the shortcuts only.my issue is, console terminal is not working in VMWare software. I would like to know, is it software problem or any tweak is needed for software. If so please let me know. Else please list the virtual pc softwares which support Redhat Linux 5 Enterprise edition.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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Sorry, I spaced in my original answer. I forgot that CTL+ALT has special meaning to a VMWare guest. For VMware I think the way to do this is hit CTL+ALT+Space, then release the Space while holding down CTL+ALT and then (while still holding CTL+ALT) hit the appropriate F key. Its been awhile so that may not be entirely right, but I think it is.
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:40 AM   #5
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Sir,
Thanks for the effort to put a solution for this issue. It worked for me. really i uninstalled and installed the software for repeatedly. Since i am newbie i have to learn things fast. once again thanks you. continue support.

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