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Re: debian 8

On 10/04/2015, Christian Schmidt
<Christian.Schmidt@chemie.uni-hamburg.de> wrote:
> 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

Bret Busby
West Australia

"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


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