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asked 2015-07-25 09:09:40 -0500

osiris001 gravatar image

Hi I would like to be able to drop out of my desktop to the command line and back again with out rebooting ,I have to boot to the desktop for my Kids Fedora 21

Thanks Paul

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What is your configuration? Do you have multiple accounts? Is your system a server for the kids using VNC? Are you using GNOME and another desktop environment?

NuuN gravatar imageNuuN ( 2015-07-25 12:32:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-25 11:31:35 -0500

Hi Paul,

In my opinion, it's best to give your kids a separate account to log in with. Then they can have their own settings, bookmarks, profiles for games, etc - and any misadventure won't affect your important files and such.

There is also switch user functionality, so you don't need to log out for them to log in.

Once you are logged into your own account, open a terminal window by pressing the windows key and typing "terminal" then enter. When you are finished with your command line work, you can close the terminal window.

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answered 2015-07-25 18:50:25 -0500

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How about changing the current TTY? CTRL + ALT + F3 drops you into another TTY at the terminal. You can use functions keys 2 through 6 by default I believe. Careful with F1 as it will log you out. Maybe I miss understood the question but this probably the easiest way "out of the desktop".

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