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

Peter Ulrich Kruppa pukruppa at
Sun Jun 1 19:03:37 UTC 2014

Am 01.06.2014 20:56, schrieb Warren Block:
> 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 console?
I can't switch from X to console. Console to console works - when I
closed down X before.
By the way: After shut down of X the font size in the console becomes
_very_ small.


> 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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