Problem getting to command line...
Ok, first of all I am using mandrake 9.1 and kde. I have mandrake setup to go straight into the graphical mode (this is for ease of use for my wife who I am trying to convert to linux). The problem is that I can't figure out how to get out of x and back to the command line. Ctrl-Alt-Bksp just causes x to restart and put me back at the graphical login screen. If I logout of x, I end up at the graphical login menu which gives me options to reboot the comp, shutdown the comp, and place the comp in standby, but no option to get me to a command line without x running.
So when installing things that involve x, such as an nvidia driver, I am supposed to log out of x and work from the command line. But the only way I have found to get out of x and to a real command line is to unselect my option to boot directly to graphical mode and then logout. Then after installing something like an nvidia driver, I have to start x from the command line and then reselect my option to boot to graphical mode.
What I need is a way to get out of x to do command line work, but on the next reboot, my "boot to graphical" selection will still apply. Just so you know, I do know how to use consoles, but for things like the nvidia driver, X cannot be running at all during the install.
Thanks in advance for any advice.