switching consoles

Kenny Hitt kennyhitt at knology.net
Tue Dec 31 10:56:57 EST 2002

Hi.  If I press return when I change to a console with a log in prompt,
the system will then prompt me for the password.  Debian takes the
return at a log in prompt is an empty user name.
Instead of pressing return when changing to a console, I use either keypad
dot to get cursor position and console number or use keypad 8 to read
the current line.

My system doesn't hav a ctty command.  Where can I get this?

I have to use either the alt function keys or the alt-left and alt-right
arrows to change consoles.

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:02:24PM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Also remember to hit return after you've used say alt-f2 or alt-f1, that
> tells the system you want to login if you've not done so already.  Once
> you've logged in and switch between logged in tasks it's not necessary to
> hit return hater switching screens.  Your default when you power up is
> alt-f1.  Something else, you don't need to use alt-f2 to move to screen 2
> if you don't want to.  You can use ctty 2 or ctty 3 or ctty 1 on the
> command line and do the same thing.
> -- 
> Jude <dashielljt(at)gmpexpress-dot-net>

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