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I have a small problem with my terminal in Ubuntu 10.04. Normally when I push Ctrl+Alt+F1 it will change to full screen terminal mode. But, in my case it doesn't work and the screen just goes black.

How can I solve this?

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What happens if you use Ctrl+Alt+F2? – Dennis Williamson Jun 4 '12 at 18:27
the same is accoured only black screen.. – Andika Setiawan Jun 4 '12 at 18:32
@Linger When editing posts, please use the <kbd> tag for highlighting keyboard keys. Backticks are for things like computer code and console commands. – Indrek Dec 27 '12 at 21:51
@Indrek, will do. I totally forgot about the keyboard keys – Linger Dec 27 '12 at 21:52

When you use CtrlAltF1 you will go the tty1, that's like another instance of the computer that only uses the terminal.

You will need to login to enter, go back type CtrlAltF7. If you use AltF2 and enter gnome-terminal, then press F11, it will be in full screen.

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I'm sure that's not what the OP wants. – slhck Jun 4 '12 at 21:41
Sorry, i tried to help ... – matheus Jun 5 '12 at 18:36

It is possible that there is a problem with the framebuffer. In your grub configuration file add this to the kernel boot parameters: vga=normal. If you do not have access to the grub file then you can add the line as a test at boot. If the problem is with the framebuffer this may fix it.

vga=normal simply starts up a normal VGA console instead of a framebuffer one.

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