I must have done something stupid and not noticed - from my xfce desktop I can no longer do CTRL-ALT-Fx to get to tty. Still works fine if I log into gnome desktop, so it must be xfce-related ?
Any clues anyone?
Strange -- one thing that might be the cause is that Xfce uses these for itself on yr system (normally this is not the case). Check Window manager settings -- second tab of this applet can be used to change/see keyboard shortcuts. If not, then don't know for know though I can vaguely recall a similar issue years ago with mandriva/mandrake. Cannot recall what caused or solved it tough, but it may come back..