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Old 05-30-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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ctrl+alt+[f1 tp f6] consoles nt working???

my f1 to f6 consoles nt working???

cn sum1 tell me wots the problem???

my keyboard keys r working fine???

wots the problem??
Old 05-30-2006, 01:55 AM   #2
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If you mean to switch between consoles with F1 - F6 try together with Alt.
If still not working two thinks come to my mind. Either you are in a scren session. If so F1 to F6 and other keys have to be bound in /etc/screenrc


you have a keyboard like mine with all these fancy keys for controlling your Music Player and starting up Office progs with one key stroke. If so there should be a red light glowing somewhere on your keyboard. Get it to go away and you should be set. Try some of these fancy buttons. most of the time the picture next to the light also is shown on the key you gotta press.
Old 05-30-2006, 06:05 AM   #3
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It might be in inittab. Check /etc/inittab (this one from a slack10.1 box).
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
c2:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
c3:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
c4:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
c5:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
c6:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux
c1..c6 are the consoles,12345 are the runlevels in which they will work.
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Have a look here, for how to check your key map.

As Zhjim said, some multimedia keyboards need to be remapped. Make sure the keys are working before changing any files.
Old 05-31-2006, 05:53 AM   #5
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Also check your xorg.conf file. You can disable that too.

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

#    Option	"DontVTSwitch"
Hope something helps.



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