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Re: X and text consoles - switching back & forth?

On 1 Jan 1998, William R Ward wrote:

> I once saw someone (running Red Hat) who had an X session going on one
> console, and text sessions (or if he wanted, he could run additional X
> sessions) on the others.  He switched using Ctrl-Alt-F<n> (1<=n<=6).
> When I try this, I can switch just fine from X to text, but not back
> again.  If I run X on console 1, and then press Ctrl-Alt-F2, it works,
> but when I try to switch back with Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or just Alt-F1) I get
> a text screen showing the output of xinit, and can find no way to get
> back into Xwindows.
> Does anyone here know how to make this work?  I've seen it working,
> although it was on a Red Hat system, so I know it's at least
> theoretically possible.

Use Alt-F7 (or Ctrl-Alt-F7) to get back to the X screen.


Bob Nielsen                 Internet: nielsen@primenet.com
Tucson, AZ                  AMPRnet:  w6swe@01.w6swe.ampr.org

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