Originally posted by e-regular
here's a small query I have. How do I kill all graphical applications (i.e. from the login screen) and go to textual mode without having to login?? I can do this once I am logged in - killall X but from the login screen, is there a series of hotkeys to hit that takes you to textual mode??
Hm, maybe I misunderstood your question, but if you want to kill all
X-applications, why not to kill the whole X-server? The hotkeys for that
action are: Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
When you started your server with startx from console you should get back
to textual mode...once started to X you can change to textual mode with
Ctrl + Alt + F1 (or F2, F3...) without killing X!