Console Shell Keybindings
The console shell is primarily driven by the actions menu but each of the activities which may be selected from there also has its own keybinding.
The console shell is wrapped with a copy of GNU screen, so any of the keybindings you’ve learnt for that will work – with the difference that we’ve changed the default escape key from Ctrl-a to Ctrl-p
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p [||Scrollback Mode|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p F||Fullscreen|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p f||Cancel fullscreen|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p h||Help|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p Ctrl+o||Actions Menu|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p r||Reboot|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p x||Exit|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p w||Watchdog Rules|
|vm||Ctrl+p k||Change Your Kernel|
|vm||Ctrl+p C||Change Your Password|
The scrollback mode is very useful if you’re wanting to see what has been displayed on your console – perhaps to look for a kernel panic log or similar.
Once you’re in scrollback mode you’ll find that the normal keys do not work. Instead you should use the arrow keys to scroll up and down.
To leave scrollback mode press “return” twice, or press escape.