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I have been using virt-manager to manage a few KVM guests fruitfully on my computer so far. It's simple and quite viable.

Nevertheless, up to now, I haven't found a way to scroll back lines displayed in a virtual machine console. I would like to have this ability in case a guest doesn't boot properly, I have a quicker way to nail down the cause.

Any hints?

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In a virtual terminal console TTY1... TTY7 we can scroll up/down a whole page (but not a single line) using the following key combination:

Shift + PageUp: scrolls back one page

Shift + PageDown: scrolls down one page

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Thanks for the answer. It works well! --Zack. – user183394 Oct 8 '12 at 4:28

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