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I recently upgraded from xfree86 to xorg, and noticed shortly thereafter that ctrl+alt+any function key no longer works. I should be able to drop to a console login by hitting ctrl+alt+F2, but now it does nothing. I have no idea if it's directly related to the switch to xorg or not, since I don't use it quite that frequently, but I use it just enough to really miss it now. Anyone have any idea how to get it working again?
I had the same problem for a while until I discovered that my Microsoft Keyboard has an F-lock button. If it's switched off, the F-Keys are useless. I felt a bit gutted afterwards.. Maybe you have the same thing?
No such luck. All the keys (alt, ctrl, each function key) work as expected individualy. It is only the combinations that don't work. I'm wondering if whatever program or config setting it is that handles those keys has somehow become disabled.
If I enter 'chvt 2' in a Konsole window, it does switch to tty2 as expected. The VCs are there, it's just the keyboard shortcut that's hosed. Even more interestingly, if I hit ctrl+alt+F7 while in tty2, it does bring me back to my X session. So apparently, it's only the keyboard shortcut within KDE that's hosed. I've not yet tried it in gnome (I never use it).