tty1 unresponsive. How to reset?
Posted on 2004-09-21
I'm running Gentoo linux.
It appears that tty1 has locked up after logging out. tty2-6 are all OK, so system is fine, but tty1 is locked up.
I use ctrl-D to logout from terminals, and with tty1 it shows "logout" on the prompt, the cursor is on the line below and frozen.
Not responsive to any keys, nor is the cursor blinking.
Is there a way, from one of the other terminals, to reset tty1 so I can log back into it?
I'm aware I can restart the system, but I'm sure there is a manual way.