Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41272
Unable to switch workspaces with Alt+F1-F4
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:19 EDT
Description of Problem:
In Red Hat Linux 7.0 (and all previous versions, as far as I can remember)
it was possible
to switch workspaces (using GNOME and also KDE) but tapping the Alt key
of the function keys. This does not work any longer in Red Hat Linux 7.1
Note that switching to virtual consoles with Ctrl+Alt+F1...6 works
properly, and Ctrl+Alt+F7
switches back to the X desktop.
Boot into runlevel 5 using GNOME 1.2.8 and XFree86 4.0.3 (default in RHL
7.1) on an
IBM ThinkPad laptop (I am using a T21).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type Alt+F2
2. " " F3
3. " " F4
Stuck in workspace 1.
Should switch to workspace 2, 3, 4.
The workspace switcher applet in the GNOME panel still works. It is just
combinations that do not work any more.
GNOME 1.2.4 is what we shipped. Switching desktops works for me.
KDE has never done this. KDE uses the ALT-Fx for other purposes and