Fedora 10 ctf-alt-F2

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 13:44:08 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 5:43 AM, Patrick Dupre <pd520 at york.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
>> Em Qui 04 Dez 2008, Patrick Dupre escreveu:
>>> On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Patrick Dupre <pd520 at york.ac.uk>
>> wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> Since I moved from Fedora 7 to Fedora 10, I lost the functionality
>>>>> of the ctl-alt-Fx in a X session.
>>>>> In text mode every works fine, but from a X session, it breaks
>>>>> jsut the session.
>>>>> thank for your help.
>>>> Hmm. switching to virtual consoles tty2 through tty6 works for me
>>>> using the keyboard shortcuts.
>>>> in F10  runlevel 5  the X session now starts on the first virtual
>>>> terminal which is mapped to ALT-CTRL-F1 but the second virtual
>>>> terminal at ALT-CTRL-F2 should still exist as a console login.
>>>> run this command: ps aux |grep mingetty
>>>> you should see mingetty running on tty2 through tty6   by default
>>>> if you started in runlevel 5.
>>> this is correct, but I start in runlevel3
>>> I log in tty1, then startx
>>> Then if I make Ctl-Atl-F2, it scratches the X session.
>> What does this mean exactly? You can't change to TTY2 or you change to
>> TTY 2 and after that you're unable to get back to the X session?
> Yes I can go to tty2, but at the same time it breaks the X session
> (I cannot go back of course by doing Ctl-Alt-F7, ie, when I try do
> do it, I am back in tty1, where I started x, in tty mode).
> I am using gnome

Stupid question, but are you sure it's switching back to VT1? As has
already been said, F10 runs the X session on VT1, not VT7. Switching
to VT7 will give you a console session, which is apparently what
you're seeing. If so, it's working correctly.


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