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RE: linux virtual terminals (ALT+F2 etc.) through conserver.

Adam.Morris Adam.Morris@providence.org
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:51:21 -0700 (PDT)

Greetings Albert,

No, this functionality would not be available through Conserver as far as I am aware.

The Virtual Consoles on Linux are only available at the keyboard/monitor attached to the system.  If you want to use this functionality then you should look into the use of a KVM instead (We use Avocent KVM over IP for Windows/Linux servers, and it works fairly well).

As an alternative, you can log in to the serial console using conserver and then run the screen program.  This will allow you to multiplex several programs onto the one physical "terminal".  Check the manual page for screen for full details of how it works.

I hope that this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces@conserver.com [mailto:users-bounces@conserver.com]On
Behalf Of Albert White
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 6:46 AM
To: users@conserver.com
Subject: linux virtual terminals (ALT+F2 etc.) through conserver.

Hi folks,

With a screen and keyboard you can access the virtual terminals on a linux 
box by pressing ALT+F2 etc.

I'm assuming that this functionality is availble though the serial console 
also (perhaps a flawed assumption, I dont understand how or if linux maps 
tty[0-9] to the serial console.)

Assuming it is, does anyone know how to send ALT+F2 through conserver? Just 
pressing ALT+F2 unsurprisingly usualy causes something on my desktop to 
change, and I have tried adding various break sequences of (im still on 
conserver 7):
but this does not work.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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