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Virtual Terminal problem with XOrg 7.2 on FreeBSD

After upgrading my FreeBSD-based laptop to XOrg 7.2, I noticed that the virtual terminal capability (via Control-Alt-Fn) had stopped working. If X was not running, then the switching worked; when X was running, the keystrokes were just echoed in the xterm with focus.

I tracked this down to the following setting in xorg.conf:

  XkbRules "xfree86"

By changing this to:

  Option XkbRules "xorg"

the virtual terminals were now accessible when X was running. I guess I should have made this change a long time ago...

Also note that I have:

  Option XkbLayout "gb"

If XkbLayout is set to "uk", virtual terminals also cannot be invoked with X running.

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