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Re: Switching consoles

On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 02:44:59PM -0800, Michael wrote:
> When I installed ZipSlack on my girlfriend's laptop there was a thing 
> where you could switchc between "virtual consoles"  I think they were 
> called.  It was by pressing alt+left orr alt+right, does debian have 

Ctrl-Alt-F1, Ctrl-Alt-F2, from X, or from another console, Alt-F1,
Alt-F2, etc.  If you have pbbuttonsd installed, it might capture F1
etc, use Fn before or configure pbbuttonsd (/etc/pbbuttonsd.conf) with
KBDMode = fkeysfirst.

> I am interested in this because I would like to be able to spend more 
> time in debian compiling and whatnot, and rright now the only way I can 

Are you sure that you need to compile everything yourself?  Just
asking...  I think you would be fine with precompiled packages and
save quite a bit of time.

> When I did my limited work in minix there was a suite of tools called 
> dostools I think, in which you didn't mount anything but put in a 
> command and then the patition number, and the address of the file in 
> that partition's tree and optionally a | <command> is there something 
> like that for debian?

hfsutils, hfsplus

apt-cache search hfs

will help you.


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