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Re: X & interesting problem

I am not on Debian now - right now I am on Ubuntu and that is exactly how it works for me - just tried it so see what would happen.

s. keeling wrote:
Thierry Chatelet <tchatelet@free.fr>:
 On Thursday 24 January 2008 12:00, Samuel Bächler wrote:
 Number one : I'm using Debian lenny repository. My desktop is gnome &
 my desktop manager is gdm. When i don't X server, it means i work
 with just console, i can switch to other consoles(with
 CTRL+ALT+F1...F7) But when i start gdm it means my X is up, i can't
 switch to other consoles.
By default [1] things work like this:

* If you are on X you can switch to say tty1 by pressing "CTRL+ALT+F1".
* If you are on tty1 you can switch to tty2 by pressing "ALT+F2".
* If you are on tty2 you can switch back to X by pressing "ALT+F7".

I am stating this because your description was not clear enough for me. So,
doesn't it work like this on your computer?
 Not on mine: CTRL-ALt Fx switches to Fx console regardeless from where you 
>From X:


takes you to console.  From there:


takes you back to X.  Yes?

At console, you can cycle through consoles with ALT-Fx, F7 == X.  Yes?


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