JoseManuel1974
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Open Console -> Send cntrl+alt+F? with SO Linux

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Hello,

I use vsphere 4.1 to manage my own vmware infraestructure.

When i need to send signals as cntrl+alt+sup, I use VM->guest-> send ctrl+alt+sup.

It works fine.

But for instance when I need to send other signal as cntrl+alt+F1 (SO linux) to open other session as console, How could I send this signal ????

Thanks a lot!!

Jose.

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nkrishnan
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Jose,

If you are looking to get the Linux Text console, try Shift + Contrl+Alt + F1 - F6 and come back to graphics use Alt + F7

make sure that you have VMtools installed

Thanks

Nithin

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From my Linux knowledge, to open a new session its Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, . . .

( If i am wrong, correct me. Otherwise click on "Correct Answer" )

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Ganesh

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nkrishnan
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Jose,

If you are looking to get the Linux Text console, try Shift + Contrl+Alt + F1 - F6 and come back to graphics use Alt + F7

make sure that you have VMtools installed

Thanks

Nithin

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idle-jam
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the above mentioned would do fine, another way is to you remote connect via ssh or telnet to manage your linux.

JoseManuel1974
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Thank you very much for your answers.

Now, I know What my problem is. I have:

- SO OpenSuse as host SO.

- Vmware player with guest SO Windows XP

- Inside Windows XP I've installed vSphere 4.1

- I can manage my MV called "Pepito" with vSphere. Option -> "open console"

When I type Cntr+ALT+F1-6 open a new session CUI in my host SO instead Of my Virtual Machine called Pepito.

I think that it is my problem. If I had installed host SO windows XP , It would run ok.

Regardss

Jose.

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