When I drop to tty1-tty6 through Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6] it shows a prompt, for obvious reasons (it's supposed to).
However, if I kill my display server, and thus X, through something like
sudo service gdm stop
tty7 is just blank. From my understanding X is started with
startx, so I'm wondering why tty7 doesn't drop back to a prompt when X terminates.
Note: my knowledge of X and display servers is relatively limited.