On 10/21/10 14:49, post id wrote:
when I do ctrl-alt-f1 I get a list of messages such as "Restore TV PLL," etc. rather than a command prompt. I don't get that on my other machines running graphical login managers.
Use: startx &which will open the X session in the background. Then you can do ctl-alt-f1 and get to a usable terminal. Or you could just use console 2 by typing ctl-alt-f2.