[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Console access using F1 etc

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
John Foster wrote:
> Well I use it as an application server for a lot of video content so
> I need the X-windows for editing and viewing.  I also do both on
> this system and it is an intranet server as well.

When you said production server it implied something like a rack mount
data center server.  But you mean a machine with a graphics display
and keyboard such as a deskside and it is acting as a server too.

> Any idea what I need to edit to get my system back to what I like. I
> will probably figure it out sooner or later, but sooner will be
> better.

Probably.  But please do tell us on the mailing list what it is that
you are trying to accomplish.  You asked about how to drop from X
Windows to the text console and I replied with Control-Alt-F1.  As far
as I can tell that should have completely and totally answered your
question.  But I guess not.  I and others on the mailing list will be
happy to help but we are not mind readers.  Tell us something.

Sorry I thought I made it plain. I can NOT use CTRL/ALT/F1 to get to the basic console. I have noticed that in the last 2 systems I have built & installed linux on that this was the standard installation with xwindows. This function is disabled. I had to edit some file in /etc/ X11 or Xorg to get this to work. Its been a couple of years & I forgot what I had to edit & where it was. Sorry for the confusion. Not a rookie, just don't do this often.

Reply to: