Re: Ctrl-Alt-F1 does not switch to a text mode console
- From: mike <mike redtux1 uklinux net>
- To: gnome-users <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Ctrl-Alt-F1 does not switch to a text mode console
- Date: Wed Dec 31 09:26:00 2003
On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 09:33, Telsa Gwynne wrote:
> [I spoiled your beautiful layout just to keep all the text in
> but to have some space in which to reply too. Sorry :) ]
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 12:40:38AM -0500 or thereabouts, Pierre Sarrazin wrote:
> > On Nov. 15th, I reported a problem with my GNOME 2.4 desktop where
> > Ctrl-Alt-F1 fails to switch to a text mode console.
> > I did a few experiments to try to isolate the cause of the problem.
> > I created a .xsession file with the following lines and with
> > permissions 755 in my home directory:
> > xterm &
> > exec fvwm2
> > Then I logged in and got a session without GNOME and without Metacity,
> > which is the window manager I normally use. Ctrl-Alt-F1 worked and
> > switched to a text console.
> > Then I tried running only Metacity:
> > xterm &
> > exec metacity
> > Ctrl-Alt-F1 still worked then. Then I tried running only the
> > GNOME Panel:
> > xterm &
> > exec gnome-panel
> > Then Ctrl-Alt-F1 did not work. Am I on the right track? Could there
> > be something in the Panel that intercepts Ctrl-Alt-F1? Thanks.
> There are a _lot_ of keyboard bindings in Gnome. control-alt-tab
> to focus the panel, for example (by default, anyway). You can read
> http://www.gnome.org/learn/access-guide/latest/index.html and
> spend hours messing about with them :)
> But it would surprise me to find control-alt-F[1-8] allotted
> to anything in Gnome: X knows and uses those already.
> control-alt-F1 switches me back to the first virtual console
> here. And I have exactly your combination below:
have you tested with a clean/new user account?
> > A few version numbers on my system:
> > libgnome-2.4.0-1
> > libgnomeui-126.96.36.199-1
> > gnome-panel-2.4.0-3
> > metacity-2.6.3-1
> > This installation is made of Fedora Core 1 RPM packages.
> So I don't know what's going on here. I believe whether to
> honour control-alt-backspace may be a setting you can configure
> in X (XFree86Config at a guess, but I have never done this),
> but the control-alt-functionkey thing, I dunno..
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