return to X from console screen?

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return to X from console screen?

Postby peyrol on Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:27 pm

I just discovered Ctrl+Alt+F1 to put me in console mode.
Is it possible to get back without rebooting or losing any of the apps I had running?
What is the simplest way?
Many thanks in advance.

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Re: return to X from console screen?

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:26 pm

Try Ctrl+Alt+F7.
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Re: return to X from console screen?

Postby karlchen on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:29 pm

Hm, on my machines, I have to use <Alt><F8> in most cases in order to get back to the X Windows GUI. <Alt><F7> usually just displays a black blank screen. So at least it is worth trying <Alt><F7>. And if this does not take you back to the GUI, try <Alt><F8>.

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Re: return to X from console screen?

Postby umutkacar on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:32 am

karlchen wrote:Hm, on my machines, I have to use <Alt><F8> in most cases in order to get back to the X Windows GUI. <Alt><F7> usually just displays a black blank screen. So at least it is worth trying <Alt><F7>. And if this does not take you back to the GUI, try <Alt><F8>.

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