Strange behavior after "Ctrl | Alt | F2 - Alt | F1" key sequence...

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Wed Dec 25 12:38:27 UTC 2013

Allegedly, on or about 25 December 2013, Steven P. Ulrick sent:
> I hit "Ctrl | Alt | F2" to get to a non-graphical console.  For a long
> time now, pressing "Alt | F1" would bring me back to the graphical
> environment.  Since I fedup'd to Fedora 20, lots of times (maybe not
> always) when I press "Alt | F1" instead of being taken back to
> graphical mode, I am taken to a blue screen with the Fedora logo in
> the center.  I have not been able to figure out how to get that screen
> to go away.  There is no discernible way to interact with this screen.
> I've tried typing, the esc key, dragging with my mouse, even pressing
> "Ctrl | Alt | F2" to get me back to a non-graphical console.  None of
> this works, and I have to reboot. 

Have you not tried other virtual terminals?  CTRL+ALT+F3 etc (F1 through
to F7).

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 14 01:31:27 UTC 2013 x86_64

All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is no point
trying to privately email me, I will only read messages posted to the
public lists.

George Orwell's '1984' was supposed to be a warning against tyranny, not
a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.

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