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My question is quite simple. I was told that Linux machine launches different tty's, and they can be accessed by using Ctrl+Alt+F1-12. I found this:
- F2 brings me to my desktop environment
- F3-6 brings me to what it should - a console proposing me to log in
- F7-12 brings me to the same looking console, but it's empty
- F1 is a weird one. When I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 from my desktop environment, my monitor stops receiving signal from my PC, and signal returns after switching tty back. When I press the same combination from another tty, I see Ubuntu's login page with all users on my machine (I did not try to login again from there yet, I just return back with Ctrl+Alt+F2).
So, why are F7-12 consoles empty and why does F1 behave in such a weird way?
UPD: I checked those F3-6 consoles: they work pretty fine.
I also checked F7-12: they are empty (I only see a blinking pointer) and they don't take any input from keyboard.
And then I discovered that simply Alt+F1 is enough to go from F3-12 to that login screen, while inside my desktop environment Alt+F1 seems to work pretty much like 'Activities' button in a top-left corner.