I'm pretty much always running an X server, but often times if there's something that needs to be done quickly and effectively (e.g. mass file management), I'll pull up an X terminal.
on occasion dropped to runlevel 3 on my Arch desktop, but that's really only because I have a 1280x1024 framebuffer console enabled with it. I loves
the extra text space!
If only I could have the same thing with this laptop...
I've searched Google to no avail. The native display res is 1366x768, a not-quite-16:9 aspect ratio (by calculation), but it fits 720p 16:9 videos just fine in fullscreen...
In any case, I get the feeling that it's because the display has a "non-standard" aspect ratio/resolution that I can't use a proper framebuffer console at the native resolution.