Originally Posted by jv2112
A good start would be to post "What system you are running? "
I have done some research and I find they are virtual tty's tty2 -tty6
Further research in Wikipedia tells me what a virtual tty is. I experimented with ctrl alt f1 and sure enough I get a text console.
so now I understand what this is.
Unless I'm wrong the result is similar to init 1 except in that case the existing x system goes away - whereas in this case there are 2 systems or more running in parallel.