Ctrl-Alt-F2 does not work

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 14:59:22 UTC 2011

On 04/09/2011 12:27 AM, Tom H wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:50 PM, JD<jd1008 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 04/08/2011 03:41 PM, Tom H wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM, JD<jd1008 at gmail.com>    wrote:
>>>> with fc14, have not been able to to switch
>>>> to the text console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2
>>>> or F3 ...etc, even after latest updates,
>>>> What is the config file that controls that behavior??
>>> Check with ps whether the gettys are running.
>>> The files that set them up and launch them are
>>> "/etc/init/start-ttys.conf" and "/etc/init/tty.conf".
>> I do not see anything in those files
>> for me to config. Could my problem be more
>> gnome related or Xserver related?
> KMS-related...
"related" does not explain the problem.
When it was suggested that I remove kms
from the boot params in order to speed up
workspace switching, it worked. But Ctrl-Alt-Fn
stopped working. re-introducing kms fixes
the alt-ctrl-Fn function, but does not slow
down workspace switching, and it does let me
view the whole boot process. So, give us all
a break. No one seems to know how the same
"solution" is both the cause of the problem
and the solution to the problem.

It must be something else!

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