Re: [vserver] multiple terminals

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Thu 19 Jun 2014 - 13:25:42 BST
Message-ID: <>

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:06:40AM -0500, John A. Wallace wrote:
> With Gentoo Linux 3.13.11 with VServer installed, I am
> sitting at the console trying to open a second terminal on host
> machine. When at the terminal of host, I cannot use the keys
> Alt+F1, Alt+F2, etc., to open second instances of terminal.

> At first I thought it must be a normal consequence of the
> VServer functionality. So I hoped installing tmux to open
> another terminal would likely work, but it too does nothing
> except return to the same terminal and prompt.

No, this is not 'normal' for Linux-VServer, could you try an
older kernel, preferably one of the 3.10.x flavor and see
if the issue is still there?

Thanks in advance,

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Herbert Poetzl []
>> Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 6:51 AM
>> To: John A. Wallace
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: [vserver] multiple terminals

>> On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 07:50:52PM -0500, John A. Wallace wrote:
>>> When I try using Alt+Fn to open another terminal, it does nothing.
>>> Also, tmux fails to open.

>>> What am I missing?

>> Well, it would be a good start to describe what you are trying to do,
>> what kernel and patch version as well as util-vserver is involved, if
>> you are talking about the host or guest, etc.

>> Best,
>> Herbert
Received on Thu Jun 19 13:24:17 2014

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