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Old 07-15-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
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switching back to xwin


I was in graphics UI (gnome) and used ctrl/alt/F2 to start a shell. Now, how can I get back to graphics UI? Thank a lot.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
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alt-F7 usually.

alt-F1 through F6 are virtual terminals, alt-F7 - F12 are used for x terminals.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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yes, it is alt-F7. Thank you.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:31 PM   #4
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Of course, as with everything in Linux, you can change them like if you want to run 1 virtual term and 11 x sessions, you can.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:17 AM   #5
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Gnome exit command

from a virtual terminal, gdm will start Gnome.

alt-f7 (f1) will toggle between virtual termainals and Gnome.

windows<ctrl><alt><backspace> will stop X and put user at login prompt

My question is how do you remove X from memory without restarting
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:45 AM   #6
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init 3

You can change the default runlevel by editing /etc/inittab
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:56 AM   #7
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When I start Linux it now defaults to text mode (it is now cfg for init 3 in /etc/inittab), I type gdm to start Gnome and switch to it with a ctrl/alt/f7 and am prompted with a login screen, I log in, I now want to freeup memory tied up with X, ctrl/alt/backspace and return to a X login prompt, I can return to virtual terminal with ctrl/alt/f1

Correct me if I am wrong, but the X prompt is not going to load into memory until I type gdm, if this is correct, how is it removed from memory
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:14 AM   #8
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If you start with command line, I wouldn't run gdm (gnome's gui login), I would use the command startx. Then the gui login won't be running when you exit x.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

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