LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-17-2003, 08:38 AM   #1
desolat
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Florida
Distribution: suse 10.1
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy ctl-alt-f8 thru f10 give nothing


I used ctrl-alt-F8 thru F10 on RH9 and SuSE8.2 to switch to other graphical logins, but it does not work in mdk9.1. All I get is a flashing rectangular cursor, no prompt, no background or graphics of any kind, just a black screen with a flashing cursor. Do I need to edit a config file to access these other GUI sessions?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
quatsch
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New York, NY
Distribution: gentoo, gentooPPC
Posts: 1,661

Rep: Reputation: 47
One way to start multiple graphical sessions is to go to a text console with ctrl-alt-f1-6, login and then start X with
startx -- :1
for a session on ctrl-alt-f8
startx -- :2 for ctrl-alt-f9, etc.

I don't know if there is a way to have multiple graphical logins in mandrake.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 08:28 PM   #3
desolat
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Florida
Distribution: suse 10.1
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
yeah I was trying exactly that, but didn't konw the command to get it to go to a different X server, it kept erroring out saying 0 was already taken when I tried startx. So what I am saying is yeah that was EXACTLY what I was looing for. Thanx brother!

 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disable F10 for menu drop down titanandrews Linux - General 1 03-30-2011 01:31 PM
ctl-alt-F7 = freeze -0- Slackware 4 03-21-2005 02:48 PM
Does Ctl-Alt-F1 kill X, or just put in background? TreeDragon60 Linux - General 18 03-31-2004 03:17 AM
ctl-alt-del equivalent in linux? pekuekfir Linux - General 14 09-20-2003 01:14 PM
CTL+ALT+DEL logoff screen gone ScreeminChikin Linux - General 2 09-19-2002 05:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration