How to change back to the console when stucked by the desktop environment
Michael B. Eichorn
ike at michaeleichorn.com
Sun Jul 17 10:38:36 UTC 2016
On Sun, 2016-07-17 at 16:36 +0800, Yubin Ruan wrote:
> Thanks, I just manage to install a proper desktop environment(Xfce)
> use and it seems to work fine.
> However, still, I cannot manage to do tty-switching using <Ctrl-
> (<Alt-F_> didn't work either). Strangely, whenever I press
> <Ctrl-Alt><F_>, the whole desktop block. I don't know why, it just
> everytime I press <Ctrl-Alt><F_> ( the _ stand for number 1...8)
> My /etc/ttys file looks like this:
> console none unknown off secure
> ttyv0 "/usr/libexec/getty Pc" xterm on secure
> . (the same )
> ttyv7 "/usr/libexec/getty Pc" xterm on secure
> ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/xdm-nodaemon" xterm off secure
> #serial terminal
> ttyu0 "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire" vt100 onifconsole secure
> ttyu3 "/usr/libexec/getty 3wire" vt100 onifconsole secure
> #Dumb console
> dcons "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt100 off secure
> Any idea?
Maybe it could be KMS related? Try swithing the console driver from
sc(4) to vt(4) by adding:
to /boot/loader.conf and rebooting.
Vt(4), also known as newcons is the UTF-8 and KMS friendly console
driver. Vt(4) will be the console driver for 11.0 (r274085) but the
older sc(4) is the default on 10.x.
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