Re: debian 8
On 10/04/2015, Christian Schmidt
> On 10.04.2015 11:25, Bret Busby wrote:
>> It seems that, on the eve of the release of Debian 8, Debian 7 is
>> still, even less stable and functional, than Debian 6.
> Maybe you haven't discovered yet that you can switch to a text console
> by pressing CTRL-Alt-F1 (F2-F6 should work, too). You could have logged
> in as root and cleanly shut down the system or kill your X session then.
I do admit that I had the knowledge of that path of action, but it had
not occurred to me. For that omission, I admit stupidity.
However, I do not know whether it would have worked.
I had tried <CTRL><ALT><DEL> and <CTRL><C> and <CTRL><D>, and none of
them worked, so it is possible, that interrupts may have been disabled
by the screensaver thing - not an excuse for my stupidity (the
stupidity being not in not having known about <CTRL><ALT><F1>, which
is not a matter of stupidity, but, instead, being in my having had the
knowledge, and in not having attempted to apply it) - but, merely
suggesting the possibility that it may also have not worked, in this
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992