Re: Re: no virtual terminals after fresh etch install
> On Monday 15 January 2007 19:01, I wrote:
> >> I just did my first Debian install on a new desktop using the testing-
> >> i386-netinst CD. ... I cannot bring up the usual virtual terminals
> >> (e.g. CTRL-ALT-F1). If I try, nothing at all happens.
> On Mon Jan 15 15:13:59 2007, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> > when i boot, the screen flickers when it is spawning the getty's. does
> > your screen flicker when the boot message says it is spawning the
> > getty's?
> I never see it flicker. I also didn't catch any message about spawning
> gettys. They go by pretty fast. I didn't see anything in dmesg or
> /var/log/messages either.
> > have you modified /etc/inittab ?
> I just made one change, changing initdefault from 2 to 3. I removed
> /etc/rc3.d/S21gdm so that runlevel 3 comes up as a console.
> > if you put in the install disc again, do the VC's work in the installer?
> No. F1, etc, by themselves give the help menus at the boot prompt. At no
> point, though, does CTRL-ALT-Fn give a virtual terminal.
CTRL-ALT-Fx is for switching virtual consoles while X is running. Use just
ALT-Fx while at a regular console.