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VIRTUAL CONSOLE AND GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT

SWITCHING BETWEEN VIRTUAL CONSOLE AND GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT

Here console means screen on which command works are performed. For example ‘Terminal’ of Linux is also a type of console.

There are overall 6 virtual consoles and 1 graphical environment known as X Window.

To open virtual consoles following keys are used:

For Console 1: Ctrl + Alt + F1
For Console 2: Ctrl + Alt + F2
For Console 3: Ctrl + Alt + F3
For Console 4: Ctrl + Alt + F4
For Console 5: Ctrl + Alt + F5
For Console 6: Ctrl + Alt + F6

For X Window : Ctrl + Alt +F7

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