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Re: Stranded between lenny and squeeze

Quoting Hendrik Boom on 2011-07-01 20:47:
> And I can't use cntl-alt-F1 to get a text console, because all I get is a 
> blank black screen.  Is gdm taking over the text consoles and disallowing 
> them?  How do I get my text consoles back so I can proceed with the rest 
> of the upgrade? 

Try ctrl+alt+Fn, for n = 2..6.

How many lines of the form
N:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 ttyN

do you have in your /etc/inittab?

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