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Old 01-17-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Non Graphic View


I was just wondering if there is a way to exit KDE and change to the non-graphic "command prompt" mode after you boot into KDE. Maybe like a shell command or some other method?

Thanks for your help!
Old 01-17-2005, 11:39 PM   #2
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Yes there are ways. Type CNTRL+ALT+F1 (to F6) to get to virtual consoles 1 (to 6). If you want to go back to KDE gui, type CNTRL+ALT+F7 (or F8).
Also within KDE, you can have an xterm or shell, by clicking on the bottom toolbar for the terminal program. It will also appear there in the KDE submenus.
Old 01-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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A little more radical is the following solution:

open a shell (console, xterm)
change user to root (su)
type "init 3"

This shuts down the X server completely. If you want to get back to graphical mode, type "startx" (works as user) or "init 5" (only as root).


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