Fwd: [clug] More starting points
Francis James Whittle
fudje at grapevine.net.au
Sun Apr 26 04:31:56 GMT 2009
No, that's something different.
KDE's mini-cli is basically a run dialogue that can show some output.
You're talking about TTYs.
On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 13:44 +1000, Duncan Roe wrote:
> The "official" way to change to a "mini-cli" is Ctl-Alt-F<n> e.g. Ctl-Alt-F6 or
> Ctl-Alt-F2 as you mention. In this context, a "mini-cli" is actually a Virtual
> Terminal (VT) running in text mode. X-windows itself runs in a VT so you can get
> back to your desktop using Ctl-Alt-F<n> where n is 7 for me (Slackware distro)
> but "Your Mileage May Vary"(YMMV).
> Cheers ... Duncan.
> When in a text-mode VT, Ctl-Alt-F<n> still works but you can use Alt-F<n> or
> Alt-<left/right arrow> to change to another text VT or the desktop. Some
> distributions only enable 1 text-mode VT when X is the default at boot time,
> e.g. on my distro only VT6.
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 01:23:21PM +1000, Mike Carden wrote:
> > And now to the list instead of just to Brad...
> > > [Example: if you ever find yourself opening a terminal window to just run one
> > > command, then maybe you could try the mini-cli. Just press F2]
> > I'm pretty sure that should be Alt-F2, at least it is on the KDE and
> > Gnome machines running in front of me at the moment.
> > Good set of links too Brad, ta.
> > My favourite reference is still Root User's Tutorial and Exposition, RUTE:
> > http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
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