On Monday 19 September 2016 14:31:10 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 08:33:23PM -0400, Neal P. Murphy wrote:
> > <CTRL><ALT><F7> will reach the X11 session. If it started. If not, it
> > could be that a default xdm session (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc.) wasn't
> > selected or a desktop 'task' wasn't installed.
> > Console #7 is the standard console used for X11. Console #1 is the
> > default console when there is no default X11 session.
> That was true in wheezy. It's not true in jessie.
> In jessie, running with systemd by default, the display manager takes
> over the *first* virtual console (Ctrl-Alt-F1). The first console with
> a getty is therefore Ctrl-Alt-F2.
> Of course, if there is no display manager installed at all, then
> Ctrl-Alt-F1 should have a getty running on it once the system boots. But
> as soon as you run startx, X takes over the *first* console (not the
> seventh) and you're right back to the same situation as if you had used a
> display manager.
> (I use startx on jessie, so I speak from direct personal experience,
> tested right now.)
In the Jessie I am currently using (recently freshly installed, but with /home
added from my sickly desktop), Ctrl-Alt-x restarts X. And no, that isn't a
left-over in /home. At least, I have never known it before!!