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Terminal login in slackware OS

 
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I am not able to login to different terminals such as F1,F2,F3,F4,F5 but could login to terminal F6 and F7(GUI) in slackware ..

But there are entries of the same in /etc/inittab


can you please let me know how to come out of this problem.. please advice .
 
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I remember when in runlevel 4, the X11 mode, it sometimes turns off the other TTY terminals, leaving F7 for the X manager, and F6 for one shell.

After logging in on one of them, can you try to "telinit 3" to change to runlevel 3.

if the terminals start up again on the 1-4, then check the inittab to make sure the entries are enabled for run level 4 as well.

 
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Actually, those are referred to as "virtual terminals". "Terminals" without qualification refers to the old-time time-sharing setup where you actually connected multiple physical teletype (or glass TTY) devices to the system. It also refers to generic terminal sessions including SSH sessions.

In Red Hat, you can get to the first few virtual terminals even while running X, but you have to use CTL+ALT+Fn to get out of X and into the virtual terminal space. X continues to run, however. I think it's bound to ALT+F7 (I can never remember, so I just push buttons around that part of the keyboard ).
 
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