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<ctrl>+<alt>+<f1> not working on pi-top v2 keyboard

Is there any way to accomplish a switch to the consoles when using a xwindows desktop manager? I guess I tried all possible key combinations to switch back and forth from F1 to F7, but non of this combinations did work. On the pi-top v1 it did.


Did I get a faulty pi-top or is it a design issue? Is there any one who can do that? Just for information, when I connect an external keyboard, it works!


I finally found the solution!


You can not use the keys ctrl + alt on the left side of the keyboard. You have to press it the following way, than it works:

  1. press and hold FN
  2. press and hold right CTRL
  3. press and hold left ALT
  4. press any of P1 to P7 keys
That's the only way I found, to get the console open on this device. I hope, this will also help anyone else.


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Yes, I have it


Hi Fred, do you mean you have the issue also?

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