I’m used to install from Tty using ctrl+alt+F1 : i close my user session and then i use Ctrl+Alt+F1 and from there i log in as root to install .
Do you do the same ?
Is this good practise ?
In Leap 42.2 it does not work though : when i Ctrl+Alt+F1 i can’t see anything but a black screen, Using F2 gives the same.
How come i can’t see anything ? How i can solve this please ?
I can come back to the menu session with Ctrl+Alt+F7 though. Then Plasma session , i3 or icewm sessions work ok.
I actually duped to some repositories (X11 and kernel standard) and rebooted, be it linked or not, then it was working ok again :=)
i wanted to check if i could actually see something being writen on the black screen in Tty… and then saw it was ok
Xfce user here init 3 brings me to a blank screen then <ctrl> <alt> F1 brings me to the login prompt,
but doing <ctrl> <alt> F1 while in init 5 brings me straight to a login prompt. This is with openSUSE Leap 42.2
The post you cite was somewhat inaccurate, sorry (see next posts).
After a fresh installation of Leap 42.2, switching from graphics to text mode and back works fine. Only after I have updated my 42.2 repositories, it is no longer possible to switch from graphics to text mode because I do not get a login prompt anymore.
But the workaround I described is completely ok for me.