On 11/01/2015 06:56 PM, jd1008 wrote:
On 10/31/2015 07:04 PM, Paolo Galtieri wrote:
> I'm using the Mate desktop as well and I have this same problem that
> ctrl-alt-f2 does not go to a virtual console on my laptop keyboard,
> but fn-ctrl-alt-f2 does. However, I have an external keyboard plugged
> into the system via a KVM switch and on that keyboard ctrl-alt-f2
> does take me to a virtual console. At some point in time
> ctrl-alt-f2 worked on my laptop keyboard, but after some update it
> stopped. Using fn-ctr-alt-f2 requires too many fingers :-). It may
> also be the case that my external keyboard does not have a fn key and
> that's why ctr-alt-f2 works.
> On 11/01/2015 10:26 AM, jd1008 wrote:
>> On 10/31/2015 11:41 AM, Porfirio Andres Paiz Carrasco wrote:
>>> 2015-10-31 0:23 GMT-06:00 jd1008 <jd1008(a)gmail.com>:
>>>> DT is mate (fully up-to-date) Fedora 22.
>>>> Ctrl-Alt-F... etc
>>>> no longer function.
>>>> I am not switched to the virtual console.
>>>> Display remains in mate DT display.
>>> Check if the function keys (F1, F2, F3, ..., F12) is been used by
>>> multimedia task. In my T440p I have to keep pressed Fn key to allow
>>> Function key instead of multimedia function. Also you could try to
>>> swap between multimedia function key to just function key as your
>>> primary "function" in the bios configs. Please excuse all of the
>>> redundant words.
>>> If I want to increase panel brightness I just press F6, but if I want
>>> to move to a virtual console I have to press Fn+Ctrl+Alt+F6, other
>>> than that, nothing change.
>>> Check if this is your case.
>> Unfortunately, it is not :(
>> Is there a file that creates a different mapping than what the
>> default is??
Your description of the history of this dilemma is identical to mine.
I just have no idea what made it stop from doing what it always did.
Tried Fn-Ctrl-Alt F2 (and 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8....) to no avail.
When I get home I will try the external KB.
I found the problem.
A bit embarrassing really.
I had .xmodmap in my home dir,
and one of the login scripts was using it to map backspace and delete keys
to do actually Control-H and ASCII-Del
Well it was working, but also messing up the mapping of the
It is useful for when I login on the console in single user mode or level 3.
So, now I will have to make use of it only when I login on the machine
when no GUI is started.