When I am at the command line, I can hit alt-control-fn2 to get to another virtual terminal. But, when I am in X that doesn't work. It used to.. I used to be able to go to another virtual terminal (and swtich back to X using alt-control-fn7) but now it doesn't respond to that. What could have changed? Is there something set in xorg.conf somewhere that prohibits this?
Use 'alt+ctrl+f#'. It must have been a while ago that alt+f# worked since it never has in my experiences. Cheers.
theres a setting nodeadkeys which hwd stupidly enables. remove all traces of it from your xorg.conf.
Yup the deadkeys thing worked and I now have my virtual terminals back. Only snag is that now I get this error whenever I start gnome. Is there some other layout besides xorg.conf I may need to edit?
Error activating XKB configuration. It can happen under various circumstances: - a bug in libxklavier library - a bug in X server (xkbcomp, xmodmap utilities) - X server with incompatible libxkbfile implementation X server version data: The X.Org Foundation 60802000 If you report this situation as a bug, please include: - The result of <b>xprop -root | grep XKB</b> - The result of <b>gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd</b>
Ok, this is solved -- I had to go to the keyboard settings in GNOME and hit restore defaults. Somehow that got rid of the error. Probably just a bug in gnome..