[Arm-netbook] First impressions

Jonathan Ervine jon.ervine at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 05:03:13 GMT 2010

On 17 Feb 2010, at 12:42, Aníbal Monsalve Salazar wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:43:57AM +0800, Jonathan Ervine wrote:
>> By switching to tty1 and authenticating as the user midfun with no
>> password I have been able to determine the following information:
> How do you switch to tty1.
> When I hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 I see that a few parts of the screen turn black.
> If I press enter I see black screen columns. If I type any text I won't
> see it on the screen.

Yeah - it's slightly problematic that you can't actually see what you're typing :-) however, despite how it looks you are actually on tty1 and you can run commands (after authenticating I think). By piping the output to a file, the output can be viewed in the GUI. Slightly non-intuitive I agree, but it (sorta) works.

uname -a 2>&1 uname.out

This command produced the output file in /home/midfun which you can view using the web browser in the GUI. Still no root access so far as I can tell. I haven't done enough key bashing in tty1 to see what happens yet.


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