How can I use the mouse in a virtual terminal?

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http://askubuntu.com – Lately I saw some of my friends using a mouse to copy & paste text around in the virtual terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1). I was amazed that this was possible and would like to use this too. He wasn't sure how this was possible on his machine, but it doesn't work on my machine. How do I get this to work? Actually I just made up this story about a friend. I do know how this works and I answered my own question. (HowTos)