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Old 02-19-2004, 04:27 AM   #1
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terminals & Ctrl+Alt+F1

what is the difference between opening a terminal and issuing commands and using
Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a command line.
I realise that the terminal runs on X and the other "outside" (?) of x,
but why is this so?
Under what circumstances would I use one or the other?
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To the best of my knowledge there is no difference, as long as both
are using the same shell (usually bash, but there are others). The
terminal is just a means to input/output to the shell, it's just some
kind of an interface.
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There is a little difference between them. For example, for kernel module stuff you have to use the one outside X to see the results .

But other then that there is not much difference between them .


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