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Serial console key bindings
The console shell is wrapped with a copy of GNU screen, so any of the key bindings you’ve learnt for that will work - with the difference that we’ve changed the default escape key from Ctrl+a to Ctrl+p.
Available key bindings
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p [||Scrollback mode|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p F||Fullscreen|
|dh & vm||Ctrl+p f||Close 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||Ctrl+p b||Send a break|
|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.