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Using Fedora Core 4 on a dual boot system, I get GUI at bootup but if I try to access another console via Ctrl-Alt+Fx, I get a black screen. I can get back to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F7, but nothing between. Is there a setting I can adjust?
This tells init to start up 6 virtual consoles on tty1 - tty6 in runlevels 2-5. The runlevels are the second field. Make sure your lines look like those I posted about to ensure mingetty runs on your 6 virtual consoles.
my inittab file looks pretty much as you suggested,
there is a line "id:5:initdefault" which I assume is booting to runlevel 5,
then the gettys are listed 1-6. There is a final line
# run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5nce: /etc/XII/prefdm - nodaemon
does this look ok?