[OpenIndiana-discuss] How to switch to text login screen
trisk at opensolaris.org
Thu Mar 8 22:52:26 UTC 2012
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM, David Brodbeck <brodbd at uw.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM, CJ Keist <cj.keist at colostate.edu> wrote:
> > Hopefully a simply question, but google hasn't found anything.
> > From the graphical login screen, what is the key sequence to switch to a
> > text login?
> There isn't one. You have to disable the gdm service. OpenIndiana doesn't
> have much in the way of local console support; I think the idea is you'll
> primarily be managing it remotely.
> David Brodbeck
> System Administrator, Linguistics
> University of Washington
You can enable virtual consoles, at which point the X server VT switch
sequences (i.e. (Ctrl-Alt-F<n>) should work.
This is a convenience feature. Remotely accessible consoles (ssh and serial
over LOM/IPMI/AMT etc. for the system console) are generally recommended.
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