I installed a virtual box in my Ubuntu host, and then installed another Ubuntu on my virtual box. Everything is alright except when I try to enter tty1-6 in the virtual one, I just enter tty1-6 in my host, no matter the virtual Ubuntu has been focused by my mouse or not. How can I enter tty1-6 in my virtual Ubuntu?

  • how do you change between ttys?
    – golimar
    Jun 17, 2013 at 13:58
  • CTRl-ALT-Fx with x the number of the TTY
    – MatthR3D
    Jun 17, 2013 at 14:00

2 Answers 2


use right Ctrl key + F1 as described here


Instead of using CTRL-ALT-Fx, you need to use the host key : it would be RIGHTCTRL-ALT-Fx. It's because the Right-CTRL key is the host CTRl key.

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