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  1. #1

    can't force to quit

    How if i mess with my and need to go back to the command line? I tried ctrl+alt+bkspace but it doesnt work. do i need to configure something to make it work?
    i'm using toshiba satellite m50 with kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r6.

    thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    If ctrl+alt+bksp just restarts X, you need to do this.

    rc-update del xdm default
    Replacing del with add will put it back to the way it was.
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    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    rather than removing it from the runlevel you would be better to switch to a console (vt) with CTRL + ALT + F1 or F2/3/4 etc then run this command:

    "/etc/init.d/xdm stop"

    that will stop xdm (xdm aplies to gdm/kdm/entrance as well) you can restart it by changing stop to start

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    thanks for your help people!

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