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Old 03-25-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Difference between a Shell terminal window and the KDE Linux Console terminal window?

I'm running Fedora 6, using the KDE desktop. Can anyone explain to me what the differences between the Shell terminal window and the Linux Console are? I'm a newbie in Linux and KDE, so any detailed information would be greatly appreciated!
Peter V.

Any suggestions for other terminal emulators would be helpful too!
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There really is no difference at all.. Anything you can do in the shell can be done in the terminal/console window. It's the same thing.

An example of one exception might be installing video-drivers. The driver may tell you to do the install in init-level 3, instead of init-level 4, so you would have to use the actual shell, outside of the X environment, but still, you're doing the same thing, just not in KDE.
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Assuming a Console is a part of the GUI, this may roughly shed some light on the matter.


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