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Old 10-03-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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ctrl+alt+F? no longer works


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?
 
Old 10-03-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 10-03-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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You could also confirm that your other command lines still exist. Look for lines like I pasted below in your /etc/inittab file
Code:
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6
 
Old 10-03-2005, 05:00 PM   #5
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# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6
 
Old 10-04-2005, 05:21 PM   #6
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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).
 
Old 10-04-2005, 05:31 PM   #7
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Nope, doesn't work in gnome either. It's definately got to be X, if it doesn't work in either one but does work from tty2.
 
  


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