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Old 09-06-2016
Toggle between xterm window and standard terminal window

Is it possible to toggle back and forth between an xterm invoked from one tty, and a shell invoked from a different tty?

I am running Centos 7 with KDE and booting in non-graphic mode. After logging in on the default window (/dev/tty1) , I can then use ALT-F2 to access a new window (/dev/tty2), log in and invoke xterm. I now have graphical window available to me but apparently have lost the original window, unless I close/logout of the xterm window.

My question is, I would like to get back to the non-graphic shell running on /dev/tty1 without closing the xterm window invoked from /dev/tty2, essentially having both available running and the ability to flip back and forth?

I there a way to do this?

Thanks,

rhgscty
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Old 09-06-2016
Usually, from X you switch to consoles using <CTRL><ALT> Fn. Back to X with either above or just <ALT> Fn.
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