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Thread: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

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    Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    I'm in need of some help with virtual box. I have Fedora core 6 (I need this for college) installed as a guest and I need to access tty1-6. But whenever I try to send a ctrl+alt+f1 by hitting the keys my ubuntu install (host os) picks it up instead.

    So I was wondering if there was a way to send a ctrl+alt+f1 to the guest OS.

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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    Open VirtualBox then go to File (top left corner), Preferences, Input and place a tick into Autocapture Keyboard.

    Alternatively, go through the menu items to open a terminal.

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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    I have VirtualBox 1.5.6 and the combination that works for me is Host+F1 through Host+F12 (My host key is set to Right Ctrl but yours might be something different). I think the developers put these key combos in there specifically for that purpose.

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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    Quote Originally Posted by jnylen View Post
    I have VirtualBox 1.5.6 and the combination that works for me is Host+F1 through Host+F12 (My host key is set to Right Ctrl but yours might be something different). I think the developers put these key combos in there specifically for that purpose.
    thanks jnylen,
    Exactly what i was looking for...
    Right Ctrl + F1 worked for me. I don't know how I did it but I got dumped to busybox during ubuntu install. Must have pressed ctrl + f2 or something by accident.

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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    Quote Originally Posted by jnylen View Post
    I have VirtualBox 1.5.6 and the combination that works for me is Host+F1 through Host+F12 (My host key is set to Right Ctrl but yours might be something different). I think the developers put these key combos in there specifically for that purpose.
    Thanks.. was feeling quite handicapped without that.
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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    Host: ubuntu 8.04
    virtualbox-3.0 3.0.4-50677_Ubuntu_hardy

    For switch between virtual consoles into guest Linux works following: Alt + HOST KEY + F1...F7

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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikith View Post
    I'm in need of some help with virtual box. I have Fedora core 6 (I need this for college) installed as a guest and I need to access tty1-6. But whenever I try to send a ctrl+alt+f1 by hitting the keys my ubuntu install (host os) picks it up instead.

    So I was wondering if there was a way to send a ctrl+alt+f1 to the guest OS.


    hi push ctrl+tab+f1 or f2
    no push ctrl+ALT

    goodlook
    Last edited by xtangj; October 26th, 2012 at 08:19 PM.

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    Re: Virtualbox sending CTRL ALT F2 to guest OS

    Hi

    My worked.. ctrl(hostkey)+ delete

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