Solved Entering Virtual Console from X Environment

AntumDeluge

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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 is used with Linux.
 

protocelt

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Yep. It is the same as in Linux: Ctrl+Alt+F%n.

Ctrl+Alt+F9 will bring you back to the X session.
 
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I haven't had any luck with that. It just seems to freeze up my system and I can't get back to my xsession. Must be something screwed up on my system.

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Okay, I just attempted it. "Ctrl+Alt+F1" acted like it tried to switch over to a console, but the screen just froze leaving an image of the desktop environment. "Ctrl+Alt+F9" did successfully bring me back to my live xsession though. So it's like the screen is not refreshing or something.
 
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Code:
$ sudo lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV516 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series]
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Oh, sorry. That doesn't show the driver... I'll find it.
 
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Code:
$ kldstat | grep -i radeon
17  1 0xffffffff81ade000 11a57a  radeonkms.ko
22  1 0xffffffff81c47000 f67  radeonkmsfw_R520_cp.ko
Code:
$ sysctl kern.vty
kern.vty: sc
 

protocelt

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If you are using 10.1-RELEASE or higher try adding kern.vty=vt to /boot/loader.conf, reboot, and see if that helps.
 
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Thank you again protocelt, that did the trick.

As a side note it also changed the look of the boot output (font?). Not a problem, just noting it.
 
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