View Full Version : Script : CTRL-ALT-F1

March 10th, 2007, 04:26 PM
I am writing a script for auto installing nvidia drives.

But when the command of
sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
is run the screen go blank with a cursor on the top left corner and you have to press
CTRL-ALT-F1 to get back to the screen.

Do do you program CTRL-ALT-F1 into a script fill to run.

thanks all

March 10th, 2007, 05:08 PM
try `nohup' or something similar to avoid this

March 10th, 2007, 05:22 PM
You can probably ask tseliot (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=19388) what he did. He maintains a repository with the latest drivers: (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=19388)http://albertomilone.com/driver.html

March 11th, 2007, 12:15 PM
have a look at chvt (change virtual terminal).

if you log in on text terminal 1 (CTRL+ALT+F1), and then run

chvt 2
it will switch

chvt 7
switches back to the desktop

but from the GUI in a gnome-terminal

chvt 1
does not work.