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Date:      Fri, 22 May 2015 21:08:27 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        J2R2 P <j2r2@jrscorp.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: is the forum down?
Message-ID:  <20150522210827.f1cc9ed2.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <555F3C13.7010306@jrscorp.com>
References:  <555F3C13.7010306@jrscorp.com>

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On Fri, 22 May 2015 10:24:19 -0400, J2R2 P wrote:
> Alternatively, could you please point me to a resource that clearly 
> explains how to allow the user to switch to a regular xterm console 
> after starting xfce4 using startx; and how to return to the normal xterm 
> after login out or exiting the xfce4 session. I seem to just get the 
> monitor turned off no matter all the changes I have made to many config 
> files during the last few days.

You're probably seeing the "new" system console effect:
The driver for the text mode console (virtual terminals,
_not_ xterms) nas been changed and doesn't work with all
graphics cards. So if you press Ctrl+Alt+PF1 (for example),
the monitor will switch off due to "no signal". You can
maybe switch back with Alt+PF9 (this is the virtual terminal
that runs X).

This should help:

https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons

See the relationship between the "vt" and "sc" devicd drivers
and how to switch.


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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