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[Bug 1520059] Re: ctrl-alt-f1 has no effect


Nothing to do with util-linux. Ctrl+Alt+F1 is handled directly by the
kernel AFAIK. Does "sudo chvt 2" work for you?

** Package changed: util-linux (Ubuntu) => linux (Ubuntu)

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  ctrl-alt-f1 has no effect

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I am working in a stable install of Ubuntu 15.10.  Everything seems to
  be working fine but I needed to install nvidia drivers.  When I
  attempt to drop to terminal, as X must be off before I can do the
  install, I used ctrl-alt-f1 but nothing happens.

  I have rebooted multiple times and updated but this has had no effect.
  If I kill X manually I am dropped to something that looks like the
  boot-up sequence and can not type.  I can use ctrl-alt-delete to
  reboot once I am there but nothing else seems to work.

  ctrl-alt-f1 works fine on my Ubuntu 15.04 macbook but does not work on
  my desktop PC running 15.10.

  Expected Results:
  ctrl-alt-f1 should drop me into a terminal where I can login.

  Actual Results:
  ctrl-alt-f1 does nothing, and system continues to operate in normal unity mode.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: util-linux 2.26.2-6ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-18.22-generic 4.2.3
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-18-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed Nov 25 21:45:43 2015
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-24 (32 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
  SourcePackage: util-linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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