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#1 2006-01-29 17:59:16

_Mike_
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Registered: 2005-03-09
Posts: 30

[Solved] Xfce, can-t switch to console out of X

Hope I can explain myself clearly , I am no expert at linux and english is not my native language.

When I am in Xfce I press ctrol+alt+F? but it does not switch to console out of X. I have try other key conbinations with no avail.

How do I switch to console out of X without closing Xfce and Xorg?

TIA

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#2 2006-01-29 18:07:52

pressh
Developer/TU
From: Netherlands
Registered: 2005-08-14
Posts: 1,719

Re: [Solved] Xfce, can-t switch to console out of X

You might want to try alt+F? to see if that one works

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#3 2006-01-29 18:31:21

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,838

Re: [Solved] Xfce, can-t switch to console out of X

I had this problem briefly after upgrading to xorg 7. If you have also upgraded, open /etc/X11/xorg.conf in an editor, look for the "Input Device" section for your keyboard, and change this:

Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"

to this:

Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"

FYI - this worked for me and various others, but not for everyone who reported this problem.

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#4 2006-01-29 22:45:10

_Mike_
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Registered: 2005-03-09
Posts: 30

Re: [Solved] Xfce, can-t switch to console out of X

The problem was with the following line in /etc/X11/xorg.cong

    Option "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys" <-- This works

I original set:
    Option "XkbVariant"    "ar"
When asked by xorgconfig about this option I thought it was asking for some keyboar language alternative or something, so I set "ar" for Argentina

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