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I accidentally hit Ctl Alt F<num>. How do I return to the GUI? [duplicate]

I'm using 12.04, I accidentally used Ctl-Alt-F9 and got a black full screen with command line cursor (Terminal). How can I go back to the normal Unity screen?
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Screen went black [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu.. I'm not sure what just happened, but the screen just went black with the text: Ubuntu 11.10 "my computer name" tty4 and I was asked to log on. It happened when I closed Chrome (...
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How to exit the virtual terminal? [duplicate]

After I press ctrl + alt + f4 the virtual terminal appears but I can't exit anymore because it is always back to "input username" and "password". Any idea how to go back to my desktop?
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Seemingly locked in console after CTRL+ALT+F1 — How to quit? [duplicate]

I got into console login page by CTRL+ALT+F1 and I don't want to reset the PC. ESC or ALT+F4 or CTRL+C weren't enough to get back to the desktop environment. How could I get back to the desktop ...
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What does “Ctrl + Alt + F12” do?

I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+F12 and my display turned to black... I then had to make a reboot.. What did it do to my system? Also what does Alt+ F8 to F10 do?
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Switch to Console in Ubuntu 18.04 - How to Leave GUI?

To install the graphics driver I need to exit GUI / Gnome and go to the terminal. How can I do this in Ubuntu 18.04? Ctrl(STRG)+Alt+F1...F7 does not work, neither on the desktop, nor on the login ...
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How do I get to the GUI after switching to a virtual console?

I just jumped into a command line virtual console using Ctrl-Alt-F1, and i would now like to return to the gui. startx gives me something along the lines of 'this server is already active for display ...
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How to access GUI from TTY mode?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit. I am using terminal mode to test a Window Manager. I know I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to terminal mode from the GUI mode. But there is still graphical desktop ...
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How do I bypass The TTY login on ubuntu 12.04 lts and what is it?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know what is a tty login. I was opening my laptop and the screen went black and was written "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS harshira-HP-ProBook-445-G1 tty1". Now it does not go ...
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Where are the apps..really?

I'm a brand new user of Linux/Ubuntu (14.04) I am looking for BASH. I clicked the UbuntuSoftwareCenter at the left and then the "All Software" icon at the top. I enter "Bash" into the search field ...
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How to close the Terminal?

I found many questions about how to open the terminal but cant find a question with an answer on how to close the terminal and return back to the desktop of Ubuntu (note: I am on virtual machine)
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How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B to exit?

How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B(reset) to exit? Command Ctrl+Alt+F7 worked for some period, then stopped working, possibly after upgrade system, don't know. Ubuntu 14.04LTS
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1answer
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Default apps black screen

Top left: Terminal, top right: Firefox, bottom: Files I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS and I'm having issues with displaying native Linux apps (Terminal, Files, Settings, etc.). Whenever I launch ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Search Bar Missing Letter 'e'

I got a weird problem in Ubuntu 14.04, when I use the dash bar search, if I type in a lower case 'e' it just displays an empty space instead of the actual letter. Capital 'E' works fine, anybody have ...
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Black screen after booting. [duplicate]

My PC: Pentium 4, 2GB RAM, 32 bit, currently no OS I installed Lubuntu 14.04.5 from a bootable USB. When I restarted the computer, it stuck at black screen. Then I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 combination. ...

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