I am running Debian Testing and cannot access virtual consoles when pressing ctrl+alt+ ( f1 through f6). Only works when pressing ctrl+alt+f7 to switch to X server.
Furthermore, I have seen the following log entry in /var/log/messages.
When running “ps aux” on a terminal I found this line
root 1634 0.6 2.3 194044 99116 tty7 Ss+ 01:50 4:23 /usr/bin/X :0 vt7 -br -nolisten tcp -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-gsrNWb
What can I do to have them back?
scientes from Alameda, United States of America
If you have an apple keyboard, you have to hold the “fn” button to vt switch.
There is a -novtswitch switch to X11, but it appear that is not enabled.
There is a Magic SysRq key pattern to diable X from handling your keypresses: r
also, check /etc/rc.S (?) for sysvinit to see if those tty/gettys are on, or if you use systemd like me, /lib/systemd/system/getty@.service, to which they should be started automatically when you switch to them