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TTY The Virtual Terminal
« on: May 01, 2020, 12:37:16 AM »


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Greetings Folks,

I am just going through the lessons  for beginners from a link I got here.
It is run by Gurru99, and this guy explains things really nicely and clearly for absolute new biginners trying to learn and understand some of the basics.

I completed several modules from him. The One last night though, did throw me into a spin. It was using teh Virtual Terminal. the Ctrl Alt F1 command brought up the terminal and instead of seeing the tty1 and login details all I got was a blinking cursor.

No matter what I keyed nothing worked, and so not realising that all I had to do was ctrl alt F7 to come back to this terminal, I ctrl alt del and rebooted and of course lost a couple of hours of note taking that I was doing as I was going through Gurru99's lessons.

I now know that I should have just gone to the F7 workspace, and all would be fine.

However, I do have a question if I may?

The crtl alt F2-7 works a treat, however F1 just gives me the blinking cursor. Gurru99 does not mention it any where, and I can not seem to find any info on this.

So my question to you experienced folk is, is the blinking cursor on the termianl F1 meant to be a like that in this Distibution of Lite, or is there something a miss?

I do understand I can just use F2-6 but it just bothers me that if something should be working, then why is it not?

For others who might read this and are new to Linux, and moved from the Windows, might I say that the lessons from Gurru99 are clear, concise and very helpfull, and you can find them here

Love this install of Linux Lite 4.8 and am really enjoying the learning curve. When I teach folk, I always say that there is no such thing as a stupid question, just a stupid mistake because you did not ask the question in the first place, lol.

I feel the same applies here, and thank the responders.

Appreciate any pointers on the question, and thanks in anticipation.
Last Edit: May 02, 2020, 01:01:30 AM by H


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