xdm questions

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Nov 26 22:50:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, 26 Nov 2014, Mike Kupfer wrote:

> Polytropon wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, Ctrl+Alt+F1 causes the VirtualBox *host* to switch to a
>>> different virtual terminal.  Is it possible to configure FreeBSD to use
>>> a key combination other than Ctrl+Alt+Fn?
>> Probably yes, but you can also configure VirtualBox to
>> accept and relay those keys "as is" to the emulated
>> environment.
> Hmm.  I don't see how to do this in the GUI or in the VirtualBox user
> manual (4.1.18).  A web search suggests that I could use the Guest
> Additions (GuestControl) to bind some other key, and have that key
> generate the Ctrl+Alt+Fn sequence.  Is that what you're referring to?

For what it's worth, Host+F1 generates Ctrl+Alt+F1.  By default, the 
Host key is the right Ctrl key.

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