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Old 10-07-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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Gnome from command prompt

Hi Everybody,

Hope this is an OK thread to post in here.. have been searching the net to no avail..

I am realitivly new to the whole Linux thing but am finding it all pretty neat however..

I have recently installed Redhat 9 and am running the Gnome desktop..

I am intrerested in doing work from the command line interface though.. (bash is it called?) so i learnt that, holding down <ctrl> <alt> <F1> at the logon screen of Gnome, "exits" me to a plain old logon screen - (great!)

Now, i would like to learn.. How do i fire up the desktop manager again?

...Also is there some sort of way i can interrupt the desktop manager from starting in the first place bypass or something perhaps??

Huge thanks in advance!!

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Old 10-07-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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You're not killing the desktop when you switch like that. The desktop is still there, and you can get back to it with <ctrl> <alt> <F7>

It may be <ctrl> <alt> <F5>, but it's probably <F7>

ANd you don't have to do all that to use bash

In Gnome, go to the applications menu, and I think it's the "system tools" submenu that has the "Terminal" or "Gnome-terminal" option. Anyway, it's somewhere in the menu. It'll create a new window, and run bash from there. There's no need to switch back and forth.
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Ok, thanks .. make sense to me... will do that from now on...
Great news!!!


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