CTRL-ALT-F1 doesn't work

Joep L. Blom jlblom at neuroweave.nl
Sun Oct 17 21:25:36 UTC 2010

Tom H wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at neuroweave.nl> wrote:
>> Has anybody a clue why CTRL-ALT-F1 (or F2 or F3, etc.) suddenly doesn't
>> work??
>> Ubuntu Karmic AMD-64 and I cannot find special key-bindings anywhere.
>> It is weird as I cannot start a terminal to do some serious
>> disk-cleaning/testing to see if he is definitively going to the disk bin.
> Check your process list for ttys.
> Check your keyboard (System-Preferences-Keyboard) for alt and ctrl key behavior.
As you suggested, I looked in Keyboard and changed the "any ALT-key" to 
"any Win-key" for choosing third Level and suddenly CTRL-ALT-F1 works!.
I have (standard) 6 ttys while 7 is the X-console.
Thanks for the suggestion.

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