I am a newbie. I read Keir Thomas's Ubuntu Beginners Book quickly. I came across a section about the command line. He mentioned virtual command consoles being used when the gui freezes. I tried this in Ubuntu 8 and it worked, but It doesn't work in Ubuntu 9.10
The key combination to access a virtual console is Ctrl-Alt-F2 or F3,F4,F5,F6. And to escape
Ctrl-Alt-F7. I tried finding it in the keyboard-shortcuts sections but it isn't there. Anybody know how it now works?