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Old 07-21-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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Virtual terminal

I know we can access different virtual terminal using <ALT>+<F(Number)>

but is it possible to access different virtual terminal under run level 5?

When under GUI I type <ALT>+<F(Number)> nothing happened
Old 07-21-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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It's not ALT+FKEY, it's CTRL+ALT+FKEY e.g. CTRL+ALT+F1, CTRL+ALT+F7 Brings you back to GUI

Old 07-21-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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yea, its only ALT+f(number) if you are already in the terminal mode, from the X display its CTRL+ALT+f(number)

so to get back to the GUI its ALT+f7 (the CTRL is rather just an extra waste of a key press, so unless your trying to exercise by use of the keyboard .......)
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cant' get it to work. I am using redhad 9

I'm running under Vmware.
Can redhad 9 usually switch between virtual terminal using CTRL + ALD + f(number)

Right now only be able to switch between virtual terminal when not using X display
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Redhat support switching between virtual terminal.

For some reason, sometimes under Red Hat it as been seen that switching from GUI to Console using
CTRL+ALT+F(number) stopped working for some reason. Assuming this is your problem, you may want to search on internet to find out how to fix that bug.

Under VMWare there are menu, you can try to look at them or press one of the F Keys (F8 ?) to have the VMWare popup menu. There might be restriction when you're in VMWare. Is it possible that CTRL+ALT+F(number) is mapped to other function in your linux (e.g. like shortcut ?)?


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