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post #21 of 30
Ummm maybe, but it's worked in Debian, Arch, Ubuntu, and openSUSE for me. =X lol


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It is ctrl+alt+F# LOL I was wrong the ENTIRE time.

Once you've dropped out of Xorg it's Ctrl+F1 like switching a desktop.
Edited by mushroomboy - 3/14/11 at 1:07pm
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post #22 of 30
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Ummm maybe, but it's worked in Debian, Arch, Ubuntu, and openSUSE for me. =X lol
might be a vm issue then XD ill try when im home on my real machine...

either that or crunchbang is really an odd ball distro lol
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might be a vm issue then XD ill try when im home on my real machine...

either that or crunchbang is really an odd ball distro lol
No, I was wrong. =P I was thinking something else when I was writing this. lol I do that a LOT, if you knew me you'd wonder how I get anything done.
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pretty sure for some distros there is some nice keyboard shortcut involving a backspace and stuff... but it does seem like something that would jsut be distro specific
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post #25 of 30
Ctrl+alt+Backspace is supposed to be an Xorg shortcut for killing Xorg. The problem is most desktops have a DM (Desktop Manager). GDM/KDM/XDM will restart Xorg whenever it is killed, for this reason that shortcut is disabled on some distro's. It makes perfect sense too, it's redundant now since you can just use Ctrl+alt+F# button instead, doing just about the same thing.
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post #26 of 30
in ubuntu you can open up a terminal in Gnome, and type the following command:

sudo service gdm stop

and it will kill gnome, dropping you to a command line, you might still need to do ctrl+alt+f# key to get to another tty as 6(i believe, might be 7, is used for gui, might have garbled error messages and what not.)
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post #27 of 30
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in ubuntu you can open up a terminal in Gnome, and type the following command:

sudo service gdm stop

and it will kill gnome, dropping you to a command line, you might still need to do ctrl+alt+f# key to get to another tty as 6(i believe, might be 7, is used for gui, might have garbled error messages and what not.)
Yeah but does it stop Xorg? I've done that before and had it drop into Xorg only, which ends up being pretty bland with just a cursor... I still had to use ctrl+alt+F# so I just do that anyways and run a kill command:

sudo killall -9 gdm3 && sudo killall -9 Xorg

Why bother with stopping gdm? =P
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post #28 of 30
well since debian does it wrong

its always stopped xorg as well for me.
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post #30 of 30
Quote:
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well since debian does it wrong

its always stopped xorg as well for me.
You! Debian can't do it wrong!!! It's infallible! I might have some stuff tweaked though, I never run a plain Debian system as there's no fun in that. I love taking a system and tweaking it to my own personal opinions. I like vanilla Debian but.... it's got no real use for me, too out dated. I like to take custom repositories and stuff, build my own desktops, you know. =P
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