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Re: Console access using F1 etc

On 09/14/2011 06:59 PM, John Foster wrote:
I recently had to do a new installation of squeeze on a production server. Its been a LONG time since I did that and I see a few things are different since my last time. I can not access the consoles by hitting ctrl,alt, delete. I recall a couple of years ago that I had to edit something somewhere to enable this feature.  I like to use the console for doing many things as root from a command line. I thought it was a file in /etc/X11 but do not recall. Anyone know what & where I should edit.

I had the same problem using Lenny when I changed monitors.  Found to fix it was to add vga=785 to the end of the kernel lines in /boot/grub/menu.lst.     The 785 has to do w. the font size. I forget exactly how it all works but that was what did it for me.

Hope that helps.  It did for me.  I kept getting a message "out of range.  It did not like my new monitor for some reason.

Here is an example of some of the lines in my old menu.lst file...


title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-amd64

root (hd0,0)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-amd64 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet vga=785

initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-amd64



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