Booting to the command line without X-windows

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at
Thu Nov 17 22:54:33 UTC 2005

> > Alternatively, could someone tell me how to drop from the Gnome
> > desktop to the command line without X-windows. =20
> Ctrl-Alt-F1 (...) then log in and sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

On my system, after *upgrading* from Hoary to Breezy,
Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or any Fx) is __NOT__ recognized as a control
sequence. (No switch to a virtual (text) console occurs.
On Hoary, that control sequence worked fine.)  I've
re-installed likely packages -- nothing has helped.


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