Access Virtual Consoles
Something that's not immediately obvious when you boot up Linux to a graphical user interface, is that you are logging into the seventh virtual console. As you might now guess, there are another six text-based virtual consoles running simultaneously, which you can also log into.
To log into the first virtual console, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 (Hold down Ctrl and Alt, then press F1) and enter your username and password at the prompts. (To log into the second virtual console, press Ctrl+Alt+F2, etc)
To log out of a text-based virtual console, type exit.
To return to the graphical user interface in the seventh virtual console, press Ctrl+Alt+F7.
Edited by Al1000, 04 August 2017 - 06:23 AM.
split from deleted Tips and Tricks topic