Cannot switch to a VT from Xorg using CTRL-ALT-F1

Kevin C. Smith kevin at
Fri Mar 10 21:54:38 UTC 2006

> On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 01:35:46PM -0800, Miles Lane wrote:
>> For a very long time (months and months) I have been unable to switch
>> away from Xorg to a VT using CTRL-ALT-F[1-6].  AFAICT, all my locale
>> and keyboard settings are okay.  Any suggestions?
> I've had this same problem, too. It started when I used a
> Breezy development build.
> If you do 'sudo chvt 1', you should get your virtual
> terminal. So it's just the keymapping that's changed.
> This doesn't solve anything, but it does narrow the scope
> somewhat.

I also had this issue on a laptop. Disabling usplash solved it for me.

Kevin C. Smith

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