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Old 01-10-2004, 05:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't switch to virtual console (from gnome)

(this is a re-port from the Newbie Forum: original discussion. As no solution has turned up by now, i though i'd give it a try here...)

hello everybody.

I have the following problem: I can't switch to a virtual console when loged into gnome (actually, i havn't tried from KDE).
Ctrl-Alt-F1, etc simply does nothing. And yes i tried all the keys (F1-F6), pressing them long and firmly, tried multiple times, tried other combinations of modifiers, tried right side modifiers, etc. pp....

Is it possible this is turned off somewhere? Or is something seriously b0rken? How can I find out? Is there an alternative way to switch?

please help

Oh, i nearly forgot:
I'm running Gnome 2.2.0 on a RedHat 9 System. The WM is metacity (gnome default). Keyboard-Layout is German-NoDeadKeys. I experience the same promlem on my Laptop (same distro).

thanx in advance...
Old 01-10-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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that is very strange as it should work the way u r typing in the keys. Goto a terminal through gnome and check your /etc/inittab file ans see if your virtual consoles r not hashed out (1-6). Another option try booting into text mode and see if u have virtual consoles available.

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(this is a re-port from the Newbie Forum: original discussion. As no solution has turned up by now, i though i'd give it a try here...)

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Please don't post the same question in more than one forum. Your other thread - - got several responses.



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