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Old 05-22-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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Strange problem in Slack 9.1

Hi all,

I am facing a strange problem in Slackware, that even by resinstalling is not going away.

I know this is a standard function but it is not working, the problem is as follows:

Everytime I press Ctrl-Alt-(F2|F3|F4|F5|f6)
I see a blank screen, with a cursor blinking!

I know a new console should open, and should rather prompt for the username and password.

I changed my default runlevel at startup to init 4, but I had done this in Redhat too, and it still used to work (rather init 4 was default there)
Old 05-22-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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In slackware when you are in runlevel 4 only alt+F6 works. Or CTRL+ATL+F6 when your in X.
Old 05-24-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thanks MustangCSA,
Old 05-24-2004, 08:37 PM   #4
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In /etc/inittab look for the section:

# These are the standard console login getties in multiuser mode:
c1:1235:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
c2:1235:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
c3:1235:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
c4:1235:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
c5:1235:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
c6:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux

Make the appropriate lines look like the last. For example, to get Ctl-Alt-F1 to switch to
console on tty1, change
c1:1235:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux

You can also add tty's, as many as you want, though I've never tried tty7.


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