Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Starting a Command-Line Session

Command Line Login mode enables you to temporarily leave the desktop to work in your operating system environment. Command Line Login mode is not a desktop session. When your system is in Command Line Login mode, the desktop is suspended. You log in using your operating system mechanism rather than Login Manager. There are no windows because the X server is not running.

To Log In to and Out of a Command-Line Session

Note -

Certain types of configurations (for example, X terminals) do not provide a Command Line Login mode option.

To enter Command Line Login mode:

  1. Choose Command Line Login from the Options menu.

    The login screen disappears and is replaced by a console prompt.

  2. Supply your login and password as prompted.

To leave Command Line Login mode:

    Type exit at a command-line prompt.