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I typed init 3 which again froze the screen I was logged in to. So I switched to another screen and typed startx -- :1 which brought me to afterstep! Success! Strangely I can't get rid of the graphical login for cntl-alt-7 (when I hit cntl-alt-backspace it says:
INIT switching to run level 3
INIT sending processes the term signal
INIT switching to run level 5
and then the login. BUT, I am very happy to at least have 99% of the problem solved. Thank you all so much for your patience and persistence in helping a newbie out!