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    Can't switch to VT


    Can't switch to any Virtual Terminals in Gentoo Stable with CTRL+ALT+F?, or any other combination using ALT CTRL or SHIFT. Also, I can't cycle Display Modes with CTRL+ALT+Plus/Minus, or any other combination including Shift.

    VT switching works when I'm not in X.

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    check
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    to see if any of the above is disabled
    also check that nothing is stuck under any of the keys on the kb
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    Sorry it took so long to posta followup, I guess its my own problem, but oh well.

    what would I check for in /etc/X11/xorg.conf? my xorg.conf was created by a program in the ati-drivers package. Also, I've commented out the last 4 of 6 VT lines in /etc/inittab because I really don't think I'll ever need more than two of them.

    snippet from /etc/inittab:
    Code:
    # TERMINALS
    c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
    c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
    #c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
    #c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
    #c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
    #c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux
    
    # SERIAL CONSOLES
    #s0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 9600 ttyS0 vt100
    #s1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 9600 ttyS1 vt100

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