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Old 08-12-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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ok, I pressed alt-ctrl-f1 and it displayed my screen with a gui. I then pressed alt-ctrl-f2 and it displayed a textual desktop. I pressed alt-ctrl-f3 and it displayed the same thing. When I pressed alt-ctrl-f1 to return to my gui, it would not let me return to a gui. I was stuck in a cmd line textual desktop.

How, without restarting, do i return to a gui once I press alt-ctrl-f2??
Old 08-12-2009, 02:56 AM   #2
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Usually Ctrl+Alt+F7
Old 08-12-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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hm... I guess I will try it again. Thanks
Old 08-12-2009, 03:07 AM   #4
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I've read that it's very common that Alt + Ctrl + F7 will return to the GUI, but I've only had it work that way using Ubuntu.
Using openSUSE and Slackware, I had to hold my left Windows logo key down and press F7. Same to just switch between them.

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