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I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and using Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2,F3 ...) no longer switches to a different terminal like it used to in 10.04. Is this the result of a change in some default setting? Is there a way to restore the old behavior?

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I think that this did not change in 12.04 -- it works for me. – January Oct 15 '12 at 18:09
There is no change in settings in 12.04. – Anwar Shah Oct 15 '12 at 18:13
okay thanks I just tested with another system I have and it works there too. I guess there is something messed up with my install where it's not working. – Gabriel Southern Oct 15 '12 at 18:38
I can confirm this. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Ducky Shine 2 keyboard. It worked fine with my last keyboard (Logitech Illuminated Keyboard) – vmkivinen Oct 21 '12 at 21:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I have the same issue, and the fix was.. surprising? It turns out my keyboard was not compatible with 12.04 for some reason, swapping keyboards resolved the issue.

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interesting that explains why on the other computer I tested did not have this problem. I tested with another keyboard and it works fine, but unfortunately the keyboard that has the problem is my fancy mechanical keyboard so I don't want to swap keyboards. I might look at the problem more later and see if I can figure anything else out, but this is a really useful hint. – Gabriel Southern Oct 15 '12 at 23:53
The keyboard I specifically have issues with is a "media" keyboard. it has all sorts of function keys for play, stop, pause, etc. its an extra so it floats around my systems. on my main desktop, I am using a fancy gaming keyboard, and it seems to work just fine, but it does have the same "media" keys. – jmartin2279 Oct 16 '12 at 6:46
Did you pressed the Fn, Fn lock, F lock or something like on the keyboard? – Helio Mar 17 '15 at 21:04

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