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1. Log out of KDE, Gnome, or whatever you use.
2. Press together; Ctrl, Alt, Backspace. This will send you into text mode.
3. Log in with username and password while in text mode.
4. Type startx and hit enter.
ctrl+Alt+BackSpace restarts the X-server, killing all processes that are running under X.
That depends on whether you boot in text mode or GUI mode. If it is in text mode, then Ctrl+Alt+backspace will drop you in the text mode. Otherwise, it will restart the X-server.
Most of the experienced linux users boot into the text mode, as it gives them more control and flexibility, while newbies generally boot into the graphical mode. So,, rlkiddjr was correct in his answer..
And gokul, don't think that I am spamming you, but don't say others are incorrect if you are not a guru on that topic, as you may not know it well.