So I'm moving away from Ubuntu into the realm of Arch Linux.
In Ubuntu I was able to switch TTYs with
ctrl+alt+F1/F2... and etc.
In Arch when I attempt this, I'm merely dumped to a black screen with a flashing underscore (the resolution looks to be non-native as well).
I followed the beginners guide at here but to no avail.
I'm using a Thinkpad X220, with the
xf86-video-intel driver (for my 2nd generation i7) and running i3 as my window manager.