Le Console Virtuali

Terminal Access
Provides keyboard for input and display for output

On text-based installations, can be Linux machine’s physical console

Can be configured through serial ports

Virtual Console Access
Linux machine’s physical console supports multiple virtual consoles

Each virtual console acts like separate terminal

Supports independent login session

GUI runs on first virtual console

In GUI, hold Ctrl+Alt and press F2 through F6 to access text login prompt for consoles 2 – 6

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to return to first virtual console and GUI desktop.