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Old 05-05-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
wjleon
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Getting back to X mode


Hi,

I have an easy question for you, when I am at KDE and prest Crt+Alt+F3, i turn into console mode, I can Login and perform commands. I'd like to know, how to come back to my KDE mode, because when I type 'exit' I just get to the console login step.

Thank you,

Wilmer
 
Old 05-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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In most distros ALT+CTRL+F1-6 are consoles and the X is Alt+CTRL+F7.
But Not in all.
Anyway try from F1 to F7.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 12:20 PM   #3
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Thank you, I am using Fedora Core 3 and it came back to KDE with Crt+Alt+F7
 
Old 05-05-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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I think most linux distros support the command "startx" to switch from console to gui desktops.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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You don't need the [CTRL] key when going back to the KDE. Most distro's use vt/7 for the first screen. It is possible to have a KDE Session on vt/7 and GNOME on vt/8.

Anyway, before I digress to far, the answer is either [ALT]-[F7] or [CTRL]-[ALT]-[F7] will work to return to X windows.

You could read the contents of the /etc/inittab file. It is probably commented there. Its possible that a particular distro would be different, so please include which distribution you are using.
Better yet, go to the User CP link on the top of this site and enter it in there. That way you don't have to mention what your distribution is, and we don't have to ask.

Here is an example of an exception. This is part of an /etc/inittab file.
# Skip getty on tty2 in X11-capable runlevels, so X gets VC2
2:23:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/X11/xdm -nodaemon

Normallly there would be six identical lines. So tty7 would be used when starting X11.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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You can also run more than 1 xsession, in fact I think you can run up to 6 concurrent xsessions. Just simply use the command “startx -- :1” replacing the 1 with the xseesion number you want to start then use <Ctrl><Alt><F8/9/10 etc etc> to switch. Checkout “man startx” for other options
 
  


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