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I have Ubuntu installed inside VMWare 8. The host OS is Ubuntu 11.10. When I boot Ubuntu, and login, all is OK. But when I try to open console Ctrl+Alt+F1 it does not.

I have VMWare tools installed. How can I fix this?

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you sure your laptop doesn't have function key? –  Vinit Jul 6 '12 at 6:54
Its not a laptop. Its a desktop. –  Mitch Jul 6 '12 at 6:59
Oh, I suggest you look at the VMWare 8 manual. –  Vinit Jul 6 '12 at 7:09
Your edit completely changes the meaning of the question. The windows doesn't have a tty issue is what got the closing started. You shouldn't change meaning with an edit. They're for refinements, not reversals of meaning. I would re-ask this question in its new form instead of editing it. –  hbdgaf Jul 6 '12 at 10:38
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  • Enter full-screen mode first with Ctrl+Alt+Enter
  • Click inside the Ubuntu VM (to make sure input is grabbed)
  • Then try entering tty1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1

Works great for me here.

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TTY1 in Windows? You said Windows is the host... –  izx Jul 6 '12 at 7:35
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Check if that keystroke combo is not being passed to Windows (host OS) instead. I have has similar issues with VirtualBox.

Note: You are still running the standard Ubuntu binary code, but on quite different 'hardware'. It is actually running on the VMware 8 emulation of a PC, not your desktop PC. Some keystrokes are (by default) retained for passing commands back to the host.

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