Shutting Down the X Window Graphical Interface
Logging in from a Command Line
You can log in from a command line if you
configure Debian not to start the graphical interface
You can also start Debian in single-user mode, which does not
include the graphical interface. If you press Ctrl-D from the
log prompt in single-user mode, the graphical interface starts.
At the login prompt, type your user account name and press the
Enter key. The password prompt displays.
Use the root account only for configuration or administration
Type the password for your user account. If you type an account
name and password that are entered into the system, then a
command prompt displays and you are ready to work. If the
account name or password are incorrect, you return to the login
Starting X Window Graphical Interface From the
You must have the X Window System installed as well as a desktop
and/ or window manager
Log in to a command line and typr startx . The X Window System
starts and the login window displays.
Exiting the X Window Graphical Interface
You can Exit the X Window System and keep it running in the
background.Close down a X Window System session that you started
from the command line.
Keeping the X Window System Running in the
Press Ctrl-Alt-F1. A full screen command line displays with a
login prompt.Log in. To return to the desktop, press Alt+F7. You
return to your original user account.
Closing Down an X Window System
Open a command line from the panel.Log in as the root user.From
a command line, type#/etc/init/d/gdm stop. Then press the Enter
key. A full screen command line displays with a login prompt.