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Old 05-09-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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ctrl+alt+Fx


Hi,

In Linux you got the ctrl+alt+F(x) to change between working shells when you are in text mode, is there anything like this in Solaris ? If there is the same keys, then my keys are not configured correct...



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Old 05-09-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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You don't switch shells with those keykombinations, but the different ttys available (usually 6 text-, and 6 graphical); if Solaris is only giving you chance to one tty, you can't get more. You can think that one tty is like a phone number somebody can call to, to get access to the system; multiple ttys means multiple "lines" so multiple users can log in at once. But it does not mean that one user would have to be given more than one "line" (tty); I have experience on Solaris only very little (mainly reading mails with pine, accessing files and so on, with a single terminal), but I could think that's a configuration question.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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This key combination is allowing to switch between virtual consoles.

Solaris on x86 used to support this feature a long time ago (text consoles, not graphic), but unfortunately, this was dropped around SunOS 5.5.1 or so.

There is an ongoing project within OpenSolaris to bring back that useful thing, but nothing available yet.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 03:22 PM   #4
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This key combination is allowing to switch between virtual consoles.

Solaris on x86 used to support this feature a long time ago (text consoles, not graphic), but unfortunately, this was dropped around SunOS 5.5.1 or so.

There is an ongoing project within OpenSolaris to bring back that useful thing, but nothing available yet.
I was gonna post a similar question coz this was driving me crazy. Thanks for the info.
 
  


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