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

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at
Tue Aug 3 20:45:23 UTC 2010

> 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.

There are other reasons to. For instance if you have more than one user running an X session (via user switching) then they will each use a different vt, so one on 7, another 8 and so on....


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