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Re: [opensuse] Bad Magic
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 21:35:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <200805282135.29947.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 28 May 2008 08:16:01 pm Carlos E. R. wrote:
The Wednesday 2008-05-28 at 18:07 -0700, Kai Ponte wrote:
Oh, my!

Didn't you know that [Alt][F7] returns to the graphics session? It
doesn't close anything.


I do now. :)

I tried ctrl-alt-f1....f12 to no avail.

Argh. You learned it the hard way.

Carlos E. R.

Kai probably ran too fast over F7.
The 'ctrl-alt-F7' will do the same as 'alt-F7'.
Just it needs more time to switch between text and graphic, then to switch to
another text terminal and it is easy to run over using 'ctrl-alt-fn>' because
this combination will be caught by X server and you will get another terminal
that comes after F7.

With 'alt-fn' you can't miss graphic mode as this has different meaning to X
server (if any), and graphic mode will appear although you pressed 'alt-f8'.

There is also 'alt-<cursor arrow left or right>' that will roll trough all
terminals one after another. I seldom use 'alt-<function keys>' as cursor
keys are easier way to switch between 2 or 3 open sessions, than to lift hand
to reach function keys, they you have to hit right one (no it is not easy for

Regards, Rajko needs helpful hands.
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