Ubuntu How do I change the terminal mapping F1-F7

I've always wanted to change the terminal mappings F1-F7:The default is F1-F6 are real terminals, F7 is the desktop, F8 is error output. But how can I reconfigure this?What if I want, say, F6 to also be a desktop and F8 to be another terminal or even F9 - F12 to be terminals or simply put Desktop's ...

Ubuntu CTRL-ALT-F1 does nothing. Can't open a virtual terminal

Good morning everyone,I am attempting to install an Nvidia driver for my Geforce4 Mx440 AGP 8x card. I'm using tseliot's instructions located here:http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Latest_Nvidia_DapperI'm using Method 2. When I get to step 5, I press CTRL-ALT-F1 but nothing happens. I have looked on Nvi ...

Ubuntu Unable to switch to virtual terminal in 10.04

I've upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 and now I am unable to switch to a virtual terminal (ctrl-alt-{f1 to f6}). The screen switches, I get a black screen with some green scan lines at the top and nothing else. I am then unable to switch back to X (ctrl-alt-f7), forcing me to reboot via ctrl-alt-del.Any ...

Ubuntu Exiting a virtual terminal and getting back to it breaks X (I guess)

So let's just say I work in a GNOME session, in my default virtual terminal, which is equivalent to Ctrl-Alt-F7Then I need to do something in a different terminal so I press Ctrl-Alt-F1 (...F6), get into that virtual terminal, do whatever I have to do. At the end I type "exit" and return t ...

Ubuntu GUI screen goes dim after switching back from other virtual terminal

My laptop (Toshiba Tecra 800 P2 366 Mhz 128 Ram) has the following problem running Xubuntu:After Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and back to Ctrl+Alt+F7 my GUI (xfce) screen goes dim and everything on my screen is barely visible. The virtual terminal screens are OK. ...

Virtual terminal disappears with radeon open source driver?

I recently switched from the proprietary fglrx driver to open source radeon driver (for X.org), after noticing that 1280x800 resolution for Radeon Xpress 1270 is supported in the version included with latest kernel (2.5.25, in Debian unstable, I think), but I'm having a little problem.After launchin ...

Screen resoultion in virtual terminal.

I have recently re-installed openSUSE 10.2 due to some obscure error that I couldn't fix. Everything works fine, apart from two things. The first isn't very important, but on boot the blue spashscreen isn't there. I always push Esc to get rid of it anyway, but I'm still wondering why that happened. ...

Ubuntu virtual terminal

So if I press Ctrl-Alt-F1, it takes me to the first virtual terminal, is there a way to get back to the graphical view?Also, is there a use for virtual terminals anymore? I don't really understand what they were used for in the first place either. ...

Ubuntu Cron Doesn't run when in virtual terminal 1?

So I'm trying to run a backup script using cron. When I'm in the normal GUI interface (tty7) the backup script runs fine. But when I press ctrl-alt-F1 and leave the computer in the first virtual terminal (tty1) The cron backup doesn't work. Doesn't do anything. Also, I'm running it from sudo's cront ...

Ubuntu Ctrl alt f1 - f7 doesn't work

I tried search for a solution for this from google but couldn't find much that would help me. I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 10.04 from the live cd, and now I want to install the nvidia drivers. But i'm not able to access the terminal. Ctrl + alt + f1-f7 does nothing. Also, doing sudo servi ...

Ubuntu Switching out of first virtual terminal

If I enter my first virtual terminal with ctrl + alt + F1, how would I get back to my GUI.:confused: ...

Ubuntu Switching to virtual terminal causes PC to hang

I'm using Lucid on a laptop with a core i5 processor and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 GPU. Whenever I try to change to a virtual terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1/2/3/etc my computer seems to hang. I have to turn it off by holding down the power button. Would anyone be able to suggest how I could fix this ...

Ubuntu Listen to music via virtual terminal?

Is it possible? I imagine I'll have to install something, but Google has shed no light for me thus far. And just to clarify, when I say virtual terminal I mean the terminals accessed by CTRL+ALT+(F1-F6). I'm going to be doing a challenge/learning experience where I don't allow myself a graphical int ...

Ubuntu Why the fonts are so dim in virtual terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on my laptop. When I switch to virtual terminal today (Ctrl+Alt+F1) I found the fonts are extremely dim, nearly invisible. tty1 ~ tty6 are all like this, while the input and output are normal, i.e. I can still do everything in tty's, but it is almost impossible to read the ...

Ubuntu Widescreen virtual terminal(tty) resolution?

I'm runing Linux Mint 7(aka Ubuntu 9.04 with some visual stuff and codecs) on a laptop with 1280*800 screen resolution. I'm just wondering, is it possible to make the virtual terminal(ctrl+alt+F1) resolution set to 1280*800? I see that changing the resolution is done by adding a vga parameter to the ...

Ubuntu [BUG] Text inputed into virtual terminal looks like: ^[t^[h^[i^[s

Hi, I'm having a problem with my virtual terminals. When I try to login to one of them, all the letters I type are prefixed with ^[. So for instance if I try to login as "user", the terminal prints out "^[u^[s^[e^[r" instead.Naturally, it won't accept the password I send since it ...

Ubuntu UTF-8 Characters aren't displayed on the virtual terminal

I'm working on some C programs that display Japanese characters on the console. All of my programs work fine in the GNOME Terminal, but when I run them on the virtual terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1, etc.), the characters that should appear show up as rectangles. After running the unicode_start script, the ch ...

Ubuntu Virtual Terminal font

What KUbuntu uses for Virtual terminal font? I mean in alt+F1 F2 F3 and so on. ...

Ubuntu How to log off through virtual terminal

The gnome session crashed. The window manager, mouse are not responding. However I can get the virtual terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. I want to log off. What command should I issue? ...

Ubuntu Huge Virtual Terminal Fonts

The virtual terminal fonts (ie the terminals you get using ctrl-alt-F1 etc) are HUGE. How can I change the size to a more reasonable value? ...

Ubuntu funky virtual terminal

When I try to open a virtual terminal all I get is a corrupted screen; and when I f7 to return there is a corruption over part of my desktop that corrects itself after a few seconds.What could this be? ...

Ubuntu virtual terminal pasword

i am trying to install NVIDIA driver update.file name: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.runfirst i run in terminal: sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.runbut installation doesn't start because it says that i need to turn off X server.i found in some forums that i have to use: sudo etc/init.d/gdm stopa ...

Ubuntu ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 virtual terminal won't work after suspend with radeon drv

I have a laptop with the above card. First problem is using the proprietary driver fglrx. Suspend and hibernate (mission critical things for me with this laptop) go to sleep, but don't ever fully wake up. It just stays with the desktop background and never finishes resuming. I switched back to the o ...

Ubuntu screen goes black after booting, can't get virtual terminal

I have a machine with xubuntu on it. It was working with a particular monitor. Now I have a different monitor, and when I boot, I get the xubuntu flash screen, but then it goes black and there's no gdm login screen. Hitting control-alt-F1 doesn't give me a virtual terminal; the screen just goes blac ...

Ubuntu virtual terminal = black screen on vaio cw

I am running ubuntu 10.04 on my vaio vpccw21fx. When I press ctrl+alt+f1 to get to a virtual terminal, the screen goes blank. I can still hear the computer running, but no display. I am running the latest proprietary nvidia driver (256.35) with the infamous custom EDID tweak for my nvidia geforce 31 ...

Ubuntu nVidia boot/virtual terminal corruption

I've been having a problem since upgrading from an earlier version (I think 8.04?) of Ubuntu to 10.04 (I didn't directly upgrade - I used the Update Manager to first upgrade to 9.04, then again with the Update Manager to upgrade to 10.04. I'm running the AMD 64-bit generic kernel, and have an nVidia ...

Ubuntu Can't switch to virtual terminal

I can't switch to a virtual terminal. I'm running gdm as my display manager. If I kill it (ctrl-alt-backspace) and then repeatedly hit ctrl-alt-f1 sometimes I can get a terminal, but usually not before gdm restarts. I tried adding "Option" "DontVTSwitch" "false" to my x ...

Ubuntu X - switching to virtual terminal

Running Ubuntu Live CD v. 5.10 on Sony Vaio PCG-U1(am considering installing Ubuntu v.5.10 to hard disk within the next week or so)Video card detected as ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LYx.org driver appears to be (detected as) radeon.X works OK, but on switching to virtual terminal (ctrl-alt-F1) the screen ...

Ubuntu virtual terminal does not occupy entire screen

When I switch to a virtual terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F1, the terminal only takes up a quarter of the screen. How can I set it so that it occupies the entire screen? I tried vga=795 in my menu.lst, but then GRUB tells me that I passed a bad video parameter. ...

Ubuntu virtual terminal config

I'm relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu so I apologize if this is a very basic question (I searched Google for an answer but no luck).When the start up screen comes up (to enter my username/password), after a few seconds it switches to another virtual terminal. The screen goes black, and I get the X Win ...

Ubuntu Problem switching to virtual terminal

I am having problems using a virtual terminal in Ubuntu. Any time I press <ctrl> <alt> F1 I get a scrambled mess on my screen. I know from previous Linux experience that this is a normal side-effect to switching from the GUI to the command-line interface. Ubuntu is different, however, in ...

Ubuntu Rebind "virtual terminal(?)" key?

When you press CTRL-ALT-F1 you enter (what I think is called) one of the virtual shell terminal. For practice reasons I'm running Ubuntu inside of Ubuntu with VMWare Workstation. I want to know if I can rebind CTRL-ALT-F1 to something different so that I can access the virtual terminal. It isn't lis ...

Ubuntu How to change virtual terminal screen size

When I go to a new virtual terminal (eg: <alt>+<ctl>+F1) the screen size is too high and the prompt disappears off the bottom when the screen fills up. How do I change this? I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 1362LC) with some kind of Intel (I think) graphics adapter. ...

Ubuntu Mouse in tty/virtual terminal/whatever it's called?

there. I recently tried using elinks, and noticed that you can use the mouse with it. I was running it in xterm. I remember being able to use the mouse in the tty thing (the console that you switch to using alt + ctrl + F1-6. I'm not sure what it's called exactly) when I was using my older sister's ...

Ubuntu General X Server / virtual terminal questions

I now played a bit with new x servers in my virtual terminals and found out a lot through crawaling the inet but I still have a few questions.I figured out that by switching to tty1 with STRG+ALT+F1 and doing the following I can create a new X server with a xterm in tty9:X :1 &export DISPLAY=:1x ...

Ubuntu System boots to another virtual terminal instead of 7.

Running x86_64 with Nvidia proprietary drivers.My system boots to a blank screen. Hitting enter brings me to a text based login prompt. I switch to virtual-terminal 7 with Ctrl-Alt + F7 and only then does gdm start and present a login screen. Anyone else having this behaviour before I post a bug ? ...

Virtual Terminal of an lpar is not opening through HMC

I have a single LPAR for a P570 box running with AIX 5.2 TL 06. I will connect to the HMC through X11.HMC Version: 4HMC Release: 3.3X11 --> Another Server from there I will execute the wsm command to connect to the HMC connected to this Server.When I tried to open the Virtual Terminal from the We ...

Virtual terminal from HMC does not work!

I have a problem opening terminal session to VIOS after migrating from IVM.It says:"Open in progressOpen complited"Then it just stacks there.Actually we can connect using ssh, but not from HMC using virtual terminal.I've noticed also that there is some problem with devices:vsa0 Available LPAR Virtua ...

Ubuntu Ctrl-Alt-F10 virtual terminal question

If I have a long UL going on Ubuntu One, and hit Ctrl-Alt-F10 to open a virtual terminal, does the file transfer keep going or does opening a virtual terminal interrupt or stop or corrupt the file transfer?Related q: If it disrupts the file transfer, is there a better way to get a full screen termin ...

Virtual Terminal on Startup

I have successfully installed Fedora Core 7. The problem is that after the diagnostics whiz past my screen, a virtual terminal appears and I have to login. The GUI does not load.HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ...

Ubuntu How to increase virtual terminal resolution?

At the moment, my resolution in a virtual terminal is really low, so the text is unnecessarily large... how can I change this?Also, how do you scroll up and down in a virtual terminal? ...

difference between a Linux console and a virtual terminal

I just installed my very 1st Linux box few days ago.. as well as reading a book...Anyway, here is my question:What is the difference between a Linux console (where we get when booting into a no desktop environment Linux box) and a virtual terminal (where we use when execute it from a desktop environ ...

can Tiny x/kdrive work without virtual terminal support?

i have compiled tinyx/kdrive for arm platform.when i try to run the executable i get the foolowing errorFatalErrorLinuxInit: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (bad file descriptor)The kernel iam running on doesnt have virtual terminal support....no tty0 exists....Is there an option to compile Tinyx without vt s ...

Can we run TinyX without virtual terminal

i am facing same problem while adding support of USB keyboard for for TinyX on ARM platformin my case ioctl failsif ((ioctl(fd, VT_OPENQRY, &vtno) < 0) ||(vtno == -1)){FatalError("xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT\n");}It would be of great help if you can answer following queri ...

Ubuntu Is there a way to lock virtual terminal?

Metacity can be locked, but what about a logged-in session in a virtual terminal? ...

Ubuntu Virtual terminal resolution (dual monitor)

Whenever I'm at home I use my external monitor on my laptop (with the internal monitor being off). Problem is that these settings only apply to the X-Server. When I'm using the virtual terminal both monitors are on and show the same image and have the same resolution. Is there a way to turn the inte ...

Ubuntu Problem with virtual terminal display

I was tinkering with the System > Administration > StartUp-Manager display settings, and now when I boot up, there are funny colors until X launches. I think I've set everything back to defaults (Res=800x600 and color depth=8 bits), but I still have the problem. More troubling is that my virtu ...

Ubuntu Virtual Terminal's Text Overlapping

For whatever reason, I cannot have any more than 47 characters on each line of my virtual terminal without everything on that line disappearing. The text is apparently still there, since commands that need more than 47 characters still work but the text stays hidden. After the text has been overlapp ...

Ubuntu Have to log out of a virtual terminal twice

Strange problem.I have to log out of a virtual terminal by typing exit, then exit again as in:woodnt@toshiba-laptop ~ $ exitlogoutwoodnt@toshiba-laptop ~ $ exitlogoutI DON'T have to do this when I'm using gnome-terminal or xterm. It just exits.I do notice that if I have done this in xterm for exampl ...

Ubuntu how do i turn off beep in virtual terminal?

I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell XPS M1530. Sometimes i get a _VERY_ loud beep-sound, eg when i run out of battery or, the case that has me coming here when i'm working in a virtual terminal (tty1-6) and hit backspace once too often, that is, when the command line is actually empty.Not that big of ...