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@ 2021-09-10  1:00 A. Xander
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From: A. Xander @ 2021-09-10  1:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Switching from the graphical installer to a different virtual terminal is awkward in QEMU because the host system intercepts <ctrl-alt-F1 ... ctrl-alt-F12>. So QEMU isn't aware it needs to switch to another TTY.

Usually this is quite easy to work around by using <ctrl-arrow left/right> to switch from one TTY to another, however this doesn't work in TTY1 with the graphical installer. So I ended up having to work around that by entering QEMU's command line <alt-ctrl-2> and writing: "sendkey ctrl-alt-f3" and returning to the VM via <alt-ctrl-f1>.

My proposed solution would be to ensure this is documented and that the graphical installer itself ignores/passed through <ctrl-arrow right>.


- Xander. 

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