How to kill a virtual console ?

Extracted from debian-list
Tip provided by E.L. Meijer
> Is there any way to kill a virtual console without rebooting?
> I ask because for some reason I keep getting lockups when using vim to edit
> multiple buffers. I can switch to a different vc and carry on, but no other
> keys work on the vc I started from. Even if I kill the process I was using
> there, nothing works.
Log in as root, type `lsof /dev/ttyx' where /dev/ttyx is the `hanging'
vc.  This will show you the process that occupies this tty.  Kill it and
the getty process for that vc should respawn.

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