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I accidentally pressed Ctrl Alt F4. I get this command line asking me to log in to my account. I tried that but says the log in was incorrect. I ...
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    Ctrl Alt F# Command


    I accidentally pressed Ctrl Alt F4. I get this command line asking me to log in to my account. I tried that but says the log in was incorrect. I read about this here on the Ubuntu Forums,
    [ubuntu] [SOLVED] what does ctrl + alt + f12 do - Ubuntu Forums
    but nothing useful.

    I want to know what this does, what it is used for, and how I can get out of this. Can someone inform me? Thanks.

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    Virtual consoles are normally available by pressing ctrl+alt+f1 to f6, ctrl+alt+f7 usually allows access to the gui, but I have found ctrl+alt+f8 onwards may need to be used to get back to a gui if you have switch from it. Try ctrl+alt+f8 to see if the gui is available.
    If you use a terminal like xterm in a gui you should find there are few occasions you actually need to switch to another virtual console

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