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virtual_terminal [2013/05/10 06:10]
Rob Whyte [How do I find a virtual terminal]
virtual_terminal [2019/02/08 23:31]
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-===== Virtual terminal/​console ===== 
-A virtual terminal or as sometimes referred to as the console is a command line environment that exists outside of your graphical user interface. 
-===== Why use virtual terminals ===== 
-many people still prefer to work day to day in a virtual terminal for email, chat and even media players. The same functionality is still available through the Gnome Desktop using Gnome-terminal to simulate a virtual terminal and to run the same applications. 
-A console can also be utilised if something has gone wrong and you need to kill a process, read logs for troubleshooting or to remotely access other machines using SSH. 
-===== How do I find a virtual terminal ===== 
-To access a virtual terminal environment press any of: 
-  Control + Alt + F1 
-Control + Alt + F2 
-Control + Alt + F3 
-Control + Alt + F4 
-Control + Alt + F5 
-Control + Alt + F6 
-Any of the 6 virtual terminals will print the Vinux version, the hostname of your machine and the virtual terminal number such as: 
-  Vinux 4.0 LTS Gigabyte tty1 
-Prompting for login: which is asking for your username, a valid user account must be provided on your machine to successfully login. 
-Then you will be asked for a password, please note that as usual both are case sensative and there will be no indication that you are typing when inputting characters for your password. 
-===== How do I find the Desktop again ===== 
-If you wish to return to your Desktop environment you may do so by pressing: 
-  Control + Alt + F7 
-  Control + Alt + F8 [if more than one user is logged into the Desktop] 
-  Alt + left/right arrow key until finding the Desktop 
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