[blfs-support] Boot Failure with wlan0 firmware

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 18:30:22 PST 2013


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 07:27:06PM -0600, Dan McGhee wrote:
>>
>> I'm glad I thought of that.  I'm tired of configuring kernels.  Have
>> done eight since Friday.  yuk.
>>
>   Yeah, sorting out new machines is fun.
>
>> You and Bruce are going to have to buy new hardware to check out all of
>> this EFI stuff.  :)
>
>   -ENOSPACE : I bought a new low-end AMD A4 in the spring (for Win 7),
> all four positions on my KVM switch are occupied (that box, AMD
> Phonon, low-end Sandy Bridge, ppc64).
>
>> So that I don't have to advertise my "rustiness" with a subject line on
>> the list, I've got a really noob question.  I can't dredge up the answer
>> from the "grey cells."  What are the "key presses" to switch between
>> terminals in a non-graphic environment?  I think ALT-CTRL-F[1-6] takes
>> you to different run levels, but what about terminals?  Uhoh.  I think I
>> just remembered something.  Am I thinking of ALT-CTRL-F[1-4]?
>>
>   Alt-F[1-6] for terminals.  I've not _seen_ runlevel switching like
> that, and on icewm I use Alt-Ctrl-Fn to get back to a tty (Alt-F7 to
> return to xorg), Alt-F[1-4] in icewm switches desktops.

(1-6) depends on inittab.  How many gettys are installed on tty devices 
governs.  You need from 1 to 12.  I'm not sure if you can get away with 
0 or how to use more than 12.

Yes, 6 is the common value.

   -- Bruce




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