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Old 10-03-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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Exiting X-Windows for TTY1 Prompt

I'm wanting to upgrade XFree86 to the latest version, but can not get to the Linux base prompt and completely out of XWindows.
How can I drop out of the GUI and just work with the command line?


CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE simply takes me back to the login screen.

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thanks. I just found that CTRL-ALT F1 would do the trick for me. then noticed there was a reply.
Old 10-03-2003, 06:27 PM   #4
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well...... ctrl alt f1 doesn't close the xserver it only switches back to the original tty1 login screen. to completely exit the xserver you'll need to do ctrl+alt+backspace (that is if you do not have a XDM running)


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