Originally posted by cmoloney
That gives you just a terminal without X, but doesn't shut down X. You can either do CTRL+ALT+Backspace (kills X) or use the normal SuSE shutdown button, which brings you to the login menu in the first step. There you find (on SuSE 8.1) a drop down menu which lets you stop X. This is also the level (KDE shut down orderly) where you try the CTRL+ALT+Backspace.
After that you can do your tricks...