Re: Console access using F1 etc
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.
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:42 PM, Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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.