virtual console

  1. C

    swap keys (caps and escape) in virtual console

    I can swap caps and escape keys successfully for X in .xinitrc using setxkbmap -option caps:swapescape But sometimes I don't want or need to login to X (and I don't run a login manager like slim... I just 'startx' when I want to load X), so how can I accomplish the same for the virtual console...
  2. F

    Other Image/video/mouse capabilities of the virtual console?

    In Linux's virtual console it's possible to use primitive image/video capabilities without starting X, using the framebuffer with tools like fbgs and fbi. These features are used extensively in programs like Terminology[1], a terminal emulator that can replace the Linux default virtual console...
  3. N

    How do you run commands as the root user?

    Hello I read other posts concerning the root but still cannot seem to run /etc/ttys as the root user. I was sure I had logged into the system console as the root, because I was using the .vmdk config file which I think comes only with the root user account at the start. But when I run...
  4. Bill Evans at Mariposa

    X coexisting with 80x25 virtual consoles

    On 10.2-RELEASE, I quickly discovered that if I bring up X and want to go to a virtual console by pressing, say <Alt><F2>, I need to place into /boot/loader.conf: kern.vty=vtI discovered an unpleasant side effect, though. When I go from X to a virtual console, I don't get the old-fashioned...
  5. AntumDeluge

    Solved Entering Virtual Console from X Environment

    I have done a little bit of searching around on this without luck. I apologize for the weak effort, but I am sick right now and don't feel like doing a lot of reading. Is there a way to enter a virtual console (tty?) while in an X environment? I'm looking for something like "Ctrl+Alt+F1" that...