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Old 02-10-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy Switching virtual consoles from X then back takes me out of X

I'm on tty1. I type startx. I'm in X and switch to tty2 by typing Ctrl+Alt+F2. The trouble is when I return I'm out of X. It still looks as though it's running as it doesn't give me a prompt until I hit Ctrl+C. It's annoying to have to keep restarting, anything I can do?
Old 02-10-2004, 08:53 PM   #2
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If you started X from tty1, then X is definitely not running on tty1. You're switching to the wrong virtual console. X will probably be running on the next unused virtual console, though some systems like to put it on tty7.
Old 02-11-2004, 07:51 AM   #3
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Try ctrl alt f6 for cli and ctrl alt f7 for X.
Old 02-13-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
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Question no tty2-5

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