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    Default Can't Switch Back to X after Ctrl-Alt-F1 SOLVED!

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    Can't Switch Back to X after Ctrl-Alt-F1 in 10.2 w/ nvidia - openSUSE Forums


    The problem appears to be the keyboard driver or key mapping when using the Virtual TTY.


    So I found this page:

    Virtual Consoles in Linux

    and did this in a TTY:

    Code:
    loadkeys - << EOF
    keycode 125  = Decr_Console      # Left  ~# key
    keycode 126  = Incr_Console      # Right ~# key
    EOF

    And voila! I can go from console to console, although I have to scroll thru them.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Can't Switch Back to X after Ctrl-Alt-F1 SOLVED!

    It also seems that a

    Code:
    loadkeys -d
    also fixes everything.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Can't Switch Back to X after Ctrl-Alt-F1 SOLVED!

    ronaldalau wrote:

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    > It also seems that a
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    > Code:
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    > loadkeys -d
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    > --------------------
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    > also fixes everything.
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    >


    Does your Microsoft keyboard have a 'toggle' for the Fn keys? Something
    that allows you to use them for audio, multimedia controls, but you
    press 'Fn' + 'F1' to get F1, otherwise it lowers the volume or raises your
    garage door or something?

    The tty's each have a saved state (numlock, capslock, scrolllock, etc) which
    is restored when you change to each tty. It's entirely possible that
    the 'state' which is restored upon changing to tty1 (C-A-F1) has the Fn
    keys 'toggled off' or into multimedia mode. Logitech keyboards annoy me
    with that 'feature'... probably explains why I have a 'Das Keyboard'... no
    funny toggles.

    Just a thought.

    --
    L R Nix
    lornix@lornix.com

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    Default Re: Can't Switch Back to X after Ctrl-Alt-F1 SOLVED!

    So driver and hardware are out of sync with the Function keys toggle...

    Could be. I'll have to do some tests.

    txs for the tip.

    R.

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