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Re: Newby can't get Xwindows running

On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 09:10:21AM +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (04/05/04 17:49), David Moore wrote:
> > Now that I am flying I can't figure out how to land.
> > 
> > How do I close X to get back to the shell, or shut the computer down without
> > using the power switch on the logon screen or even worse while in kde
> > desktop?
> Hi David
> This is where your fun begins ;)
> Debian offers multiple terminals - If you press Ctl-Alt-F1 it should
> take you to a console terminal, TTY1, Ctl-Alt-F2 to TTY2 etc.  TTY7 is the GUI desktop.

TTY7 is usually the desktop but not necessarily. wdm seems to prefer
tty4 on me (its the first free one for me since I disabled console on
tty4-tty6 in inittab), gdm takes tty7, don't remember what startx does,
but you can always open more then one X at a time.

To leave the gui you need Ctl-Alt-<fn> to switch between console
windows you use only Alt-<fn> or to go next/previous you can also use
Alt-<left arrow> and Alt-<Right Arrow>

> I use both Macs and PC's and I can never remember the exact combinations
> but going from console to GUI seems to only need Alt+FnK for most of my
> machines.
> Depending on the Window manager you're using there is usually an option
> to log out or reboot from the GUI.  To reboot or shudown from the
> commandline you can use:

Some will only let you logout from the window manager which will throw
you back out to console or the display manager (xdm/kdm/gdm/wdm). These
can be configured to let you reboot with/without root password.

> $ shutdown -h now (-r to restart)
> or halt, reboot or poweroff
> A really handy resource is:
> http://people.debian.org/~debacle/refcard/ which gives you some of the
> most common command options.
> Have fun.  
> Regards
> Clive
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