Build your own server: Part 2
Jul 24, 2007, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Gypen)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Another common question is how to turn of the graphical
interface when you don't need it. The GUI takes up cycles to
render, but isn't needed, unless you are working in the graphical
environment. You won't be surprised when I say it's quite easy to
do so. Just hit “control + alt + F1” and you'll be
greeted with a command line interface. Login with your username and
password and become the root user by issuing “sudo su”.
It might seem that the GUI is closed down, but actually it isn't.
Pressing “control + alt + F7” will show you that the
GUI is still ticking."