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Re: Switching between X and Text mode terminals

On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 16:59 -0800, Mark Wagnon wrote:
> Alfie Costa wrote:
> > 
> > Question:
> > 
> > Is there an easy way, such as a few keystrokes or a command, to switch
> > between text terminals and X, and vice-versa?
> > 
> > That is, before running X, I can press 'Alt-F1' to get the first text
> > terminal, 'Alt-F2' to get the second, and so on.  Once I'm in X, this
> > doesn't work.  It seems as if one has to quit X to return to one of
> > those other text terminals.
> > 
> Sure you can. In X, type ctrl-altF1, F2... to get to that console. You
> won't able to do anything at the console you started X on, so you'll
> have to login on anohter console. When you're ready to go back to X type
> alt-F7.

This works, but if I set the VC graphics mode to anything but the default
the graphics card throws a wobbly and just displays garbage on the screen,
so that when I shut down I have to close down X and shut down blind. I would
love to be able to set the VC to a higher res and still be able to switch
between VCs and X. Ho-hum, one can always dream...


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