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Kafubie
May 31st, 2010, 11:12 PM
Ok, somebody said to press ctrl-alt-esc. It made me go to this tty something.

Explain what this is?

It prompts me for my username and password.
I put my info in, it doesn't work

How can I get out of it?
I had to restart my computer because I was stuck.

kaldor
May 31st, 2010, 11:14 PM
ctrl-alt-f7

:)

The ctrl-alt-fwhatever stuff brings you to a console. Basically Linux without a GUI.

Kafubie
May 31st, 2010, 11:15 PM
ctrl-alt-f7

:)

The ctrl-alt-fwhatever stuff brings you to a console. Basically Linux without a GUI.

In side the tty?

kaldor
May 31st, 2010, 11:17 PM
That's right. f1-6 are tty, f7 will bring you to the GUI again.

cariboo907
May 31st, 2010, 11:18 PM
If you are in a console, pressing Ctrl-Alt-F7 takes you back to the desktop.

overdrank
May 31st, 2010, 11:19 PM
Ok, somebody said to press ctrl-alt-esc. It made me go to this tty something.

Explain what this is?

It prompts me for my username and password.
I put my info in, it doesn't work

How can I get out of it?
I had to restart my computer because I was stuck.

It's like your signature

Alt F4 - Just do it.

nhasian
June 1st, 2010, 01:27 AM
you know after reading your post, i thought to myself "yeah what does ctrl-alt-esc do anyway?" So i tried it and was disappointed it didn't do anything :-k

I'm guessing you meant ctrl-alt-f1 through f6 since it takes you to a terminal. Its useful to know since sometimes you will need to enter terminal commands to fix something. and as kaldor said earlier, ctrl-alt-f7 will bring the gui back up.


Ok, somebody said to press ctrl-alt-esc. It made me go to this tty something.

SoFl W
June 1st, 2010, 01:33 AM
you know after reading your post, i thought to myself "yeah what does ctrl-alt-esc do anyway?" So i tried it and was disappointed it didn't do anything
Accordingto the keyboard shortcuts "Move between panels and the desktop immediately"
I tried it and my top panel flashed.

nerdopolis
June 1st, 2010, 02:33 AM
Seems like your finger must have slipped or something, and you pressed CTRL-ALT-F1, instead of CTRL-ALT-ESC. CTRL-ALT-ESC does not switch to a tty...

What where you trying to fix by doing CTRL-ALT-ESC?

BoneKracker
June 1st, 2010, 02:46 AM
you know after reading your post, i thought to myself "yeah what does ctrl-alt-esc do anyway?" So i tried it and was disappointed it didn't do anything :-k

He tricked himself. (Just kidding, Kafubie. Maybe you pressed ctrl+alt+F1 by accident.)