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lodger
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2002 3:46 am    Post subject: How to logout of X to console? Reply with quote

Gentoo boots to gdm but when I want to leave
X gdm offers either shutdown or reboot. I would
like to logout to the console. How can I set this up
w/o being a programmer?
Thanks,
Roger
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2002 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTRL-ALT-F1 or CTRL-ALT-F2, etc will get you to a console prompt but unfortunately when a display manager like GDM or KDM is running, you can't really get to pure console unless you do the CTRL-ALT-F1(F2,F3,F4) and then issue a 'killall -KILL X'.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fragadelic,
Well that's not very elegant at all.
There must be some way to close
X cleanly and go directly to the command line.

Roger[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The clean way to getout from the X is open the xterm or what ever then type " init 3 " .
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switching to real consoles is the easiest solution -- kdm for one restarts X whenever it dies automatically. (Though, the Skipjack beta included an option to drop to command line from the greeter box... how'd they do that, anyway?)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much.

Roger
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 5:38 pm    Post subject: use failesafe session Reply with quote

You can use different session to login.
gdm offer you failsafe session (xterm) and failsafe session (gnoterm)
I usually do xterm.
It's not pretty - small fonts in non-movable window.
Well, default font can be changed and window can be repositioned by modifying session script.
To change/see your available session you should look in Settings -
Advanced tab I believe.
I usually go to xterm session and login as root
Then I do
Code:
/etc/init.d/xdm stop

- it stops xdm and I'm back to console window with login prompt.
To get back to xdm I do
Code:
/etc/init.d/xdm start

or reboot - usually I need to get rid of xdm only for system changes and I need to reboot anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:55 pm    Post subject: Hmmm..... Reply with quote

Well, if you want to be able to get out of X why are using a *dm at all???

Just stop making whatever dm your using start on boot - and then login on the console and issue a "startx" instead.

Then when you logout of X (or kill it with CTRL+ALT+BKSPC) you will be back to the console you logged in on before.

a *dm is for people who never want to just use console - don't use one if you dont want a graphical display all the time.

Derek
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