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Old 03-29-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
TNTnPhx
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Where can I find Keyboard Shortcuts on Macbook Air for use in Linux (Fedora)


Hi, all! So I am taking a Linux O/S class for my degree requirements. The book we are using is "Linux Bible" - 8th ed. by Christopher Negus. Per our instructor, I am accessing Fedora via Oracle VM VirtualBox. Negus refers to a Windows keyboard when he instructs us to enter, for example, Ctrl+Alt+F2 to open a virtual console. Where can I find a list of MAC keyboard equivalent key combos or will I have to assign them myself?

My instructor was no help with this question and told me I would have to scour the Internet which i have to no avail.

I have an assignment due and I can't follow along until I figure this out. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-29-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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Hi TNTnPhx,

I do not have experience with mac, but in VitualBox you could use the Hostkey + F2 or Hostkey + F3 for access to consoles.
Hostkey = Ctrl + Alt.

In my case the Hostkey is the right Ctrl.

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for your speedy reply, Tchiarot. I am new to MAC as well, which also extends my frustration.

That did not work for me but thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 03-29-2015, 09:38 PM   #4
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It seems that in your case the Hostkey is the left command key. I guess for access to the linux consoles you should use left command key + F2. If not you can try with right command key + F2.
 
  


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