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

X uses the lowest-numbered unattached VT (i.e. no getty running on it).
Assuming you havn't changed debian's defaults, that will be #7, so try
Ctrl-Alt-F7 to get back to your X session.

At 01:52 PM 1/1/98 -0800, you 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.
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