[CentOS] cant swith to text mode consoles

Roger D Vargas luo_hei at yahoo.es
Tue Nov 22 16:56:07 UTC 2005

Jim Perrin wrote:
> On 11/22/05, Roger D Vargas <luo_hei at yahoo.es> wrote:
>>After installing xfce I switched to runlevel 5 to have a graphic login.
>>But The login box (and xfce) doesnt let me switch to text consoles with
>>ctrl+alt+F key. Also, xfce is the desktop for root, but for normal user
>>still is an ugly windows manager.
> Not sure if this was a typo or not, but it should be ctrl+alt+F1 to
> get the the terminal.
F1, F2, F3, etc, according to terminal number you want to switch.
> To my knowledge, switchdesk works only for the user who runs it. the
> default desktop is controlled by /etc/sysconfig/desktop
> Also, you should never log into an x session as root. In fact, beyond
> initial setup, I disable the root account and use sudo when I need
> access. But I'm probably a bit more paranoid than most.
I never log in as root, except in the first times for testing.

Roger D. Vargas
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