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How to Open a Console Session (xterm)

gpmdev
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I am trying to upgrade the bios on a HP T5545 thin client, I have downloaded the latest bin & tgz files to the usb drive, connected this to the HP thin client, but trying to follow the instructions, and it advises on opening a console session (xterm)
I am currently logging in as "administrator mode" on the thin client, looking at the control panel, but not having much luck.
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Commented:
ctrl-alt-f2 will give you a console session

then you juste have to log in
You can go back to you X session with ctrl-alt-F7
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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Ctrl-Alt-FunctionKey gets you a console session but it's not an xterm, although it may well be what you want. It varies between distributions which function key to use - on mine it's Ctrl-Alt-F6
What these key sequences do is to change the Virtual Terminal which is current. Usually X runs on VT7, and there is a getty (login access prompt) on some other VT.
If in doubt as to which VT you want, you can Ctrl-Alt-F1 (for VT1) then if you get a blank screen touch Alt-RightArrow to go to VT2 and so on. You will either get to a screen with a login prompt or back to your X session again. If you only get back to X, or you really do want an xterm, then post again.
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goto
Application->Accessories->Terminal.

Then login as super user
su for FC12.
sudo su for ubuntu.

Then type xterm to open xterminal.

however Terminal is also a console session you can give all the commands there also.