Linux Over VNC VMWare How To Switch Virtual Terminals Console Without Using Ctrl+Alt+F1

This is a common issue that I haven't seen many answers for on the internet.  When you are using Linux as your host machine and you are connecting to another Linux machine over VNC you CANNOT use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to change virtual consoles as it sends the keys to your actual local machine.

In many versions of Linux you can cycle through virtual terminals including over VNC using this:

Alt + Left Arrow or Alt + Right Arrow

This does not seem to work if you are running Xorg already though (at least in Linux Mint). 


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