I used the magic sys-req 'secure access key' function to kill xfree86 (4.1.0-17). It worked but my VTs were left in graphics mode. I used mode3 to set the VTs back to text mode. The weirdness is that everytime I switch from my x display on VT 7 the VTs are in graphical mode. The system did not behave this way before I killed x with the 'secure access key'. Not a big deal, but any insight would be much appreciated. Geordie.