cntrl-alt-F1 ... how to get back?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Aug 3 17:12:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 10:28 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 08:51:45 -0400
> Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
> > vt7 is the standard gui vt, so vt8 is your gui vt either because you
> > have customized your setup or because you are hit by a bug whereby if
> > you log out and log back in, vt7 is not free because it still has a
> > stray process attached to it and the next available vt, vt8, is used.
> > 
> > So if f7 doesn't work, try f8, f9, ...
> Would that customization be stored in the /home or /home/<me>
> directory?  Those are the only things left from my old installation
> since I finally installed afresh instead of continued to upgrade.
> Otherwise, how could I tell if an old stray is attached to vt7?

Thanks for making my case that a clean-install is the best option for
those new with Linux. Way too much cruft gets re-introduced. While you
may figure this out, many can't or don't want to be bothered. Ric

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