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Old 06-19-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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How to quit the X interface without quiting the system?

I mean I want to get back to the concole mode without shutdown the system.

How can I do that ?

Old 06-19-2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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ctrl - alt - backspace

telinit 3

Just a few of the many ways, etc. The first one will not work if you start X at bootup, as it will just kill and respawn X with those keystrokes.
Old 06-20-2004, 01:41 AM   #3
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If you use xinit/startx, you can generally just close your window manager and it will close your X session along with it, assuming that your window manager was not started as a background process.
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Ctrl + Alt +(F1 to F6)
To return X press Alt + F7


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