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I've been running Debian GNU/Linux for several years. Recently I gave Hurd a try by running Debian GNU/Hurd on a physical machine. It works fine, and I can get X running without problem.

The problem is, I cannot switch back to text terminals by Ctrl-Alt-F*. Before I start X, I can switch between text terminals with Alt-F*, but after X starts, I can only stay in X. I cannot switch to a text terminal using Ctrl-Alt-F* like I do in a Linux system.

I would like to know, if it is possible to switch to a text terminal, and if so, how do I do it?

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This is not a programming question and therefore off-topic. – Felix May 31 '13 at 11:19
@FelixKling , is there any way I can move it to another stack exchange site? – Aenon Sun May 31 '13 at 14:09
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I see. I shall pay more attention next time. If you could please vote to move it to superuser. – Aenon Sun May 31 '13 at 15:55
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No, not yet.

(From the wiki) The X.Org support on GNU/Hurd is quite rudimentary: in particular, there is no support for switching back to the text console while X is running.

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Thanks, Mort... – Aenon Sun May 31 '13 at 14:04

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