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

Miles Lane miles.lane at
Sat Mar 11 00:38:07 UTC 2006

On 3/10/06, Kevin C. Smith <kevin at> wrote:
> > 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.

That doesn't seem to help me.  I have determined that the problem
occurs the instant that gdm starts.  That is, until gdm starts, I can
switch between VTs.  Any idea why gdm breaks VT switching?

Many thanks,

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