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How can I go to TextMode Screen from GUI ? I am using RedHat 9. Earlier there was ALT_CTRL_F1 F2, etc to alter between. Now I could not find that ...
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    How can I go to TextMode Screen from GUI ?


    How can I go to TextMode Screen from GUI ?
    I am using RedHat 9.
    Earlier there was ALT_CTRL_F1 F2, etc to alter between.
    Now I could not find that short cut to work.

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    Ctrl+Alt+F1 when I was using RH9. Maybe there is an issue in how your keyboard is setup. Got a spare you can try out to see?
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    Code:
    alt+ctrl+f1 or alt+ctrl+f2 .....
    and exit the console with :
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    alt+ctrl+f7
    it works in redhat.....
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    In RH9 if you want a text mode with the graphical server being closed then just type 'init 3'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    In RH9 if you want a text mode with the graphical server being closed then just type 'init 3'
    i agree but then he has to enter startx to start xserver...i don't think that this is what he wants...
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    or just kill X with ctrl+alt+backspace

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    Quote Originally Posted by jledhead
    or just kill X with ctrl+alt+backspace
    That will just take him out to GDM want it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stathisx
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    In RH9 if you want a text mode with the graphical server being closed then just type 'init 3'
    i agree but then he has to enter startx to start xserver...i don't think that this is what he wants...
    Could be. But a lot of requests like this need the gui killed to install the nvidia drivers.
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    I got it....

    KI got it, basically xine was not only crashing my X, it was crashing my system as a whole. So nothing was happening when I pressed CTRL_ALT_F1.


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