Back to Console with [ctrl] + [alt] + [Fn]

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Jun 1 18:56:19 UTC 2014

On Sun, 1 Jun 2014, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:

> Am 30.05.2014 17:18, schrieb Peter Ulrich Kruppa:
>> Am 30.05.2014 17:10, schrieb Warren Block:
>>> On Fri, 30 May 2014, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:
>>>> Am 30.05.2014 16:30, schrieb Stefan Parvu:
>>>>> Hi, What GPU you use ?
>>>> Thanks for the hint: I have got a Radeon GPU and now, that I know what I
>>>> have to look for, I find
>>> Um, yeah, let's politely ignore that.
>>> Switching from KMS to the console did not work because the old console
>>> driver, syscons, did not know how to deal with it.  The console is
>>> there, but not visible.
>>> The new console driver, vt(4), is in 9-stable and 10-stable.  It must be
>>> built into the kernel instead of syscons.  There is a sample kernel
>>> config file called VT in /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf (or i386, if you prefer).
>> That ist even better! So I simply have to rebuild with KERNCONF=VT .
> Hmm, o.k. - I rebuilt my base system an I seem to have newcons: At least
> the letters look different and I can type funny letters like ÄÖÜ on the
> console.
> Also I can exit xfce4 (by clicking "Log Out") and return to console
> which wasn't possible berfore either.
> But [ctrl] + [alt] + [Fn] don't work :-(

To switch from X to console, console to X, or console to alternate 

Just tried these here on 10-stable amd64, Radeon 5750, and they worked. 
Maybe a keymap problem or an X setting?

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