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

Tristan Wibberley maihem at maihem.org
Sat Mar 11 00:51:36 UTC 2006


Miles Lane wrote:
> On 3/10/06, Kevin C. Smith <kevin at linuxsmith.com> 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?

I used to have that problem with breezy. Are you using the nvidia binary 
X server? If so, try changing to the open-source "nv" driver instead of 
"nvidia" to see if that helps - I don't really know what fixed it for me.

-- 
Tristan Wibberley





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