Switching from Mac OS X to the terminal (like XWindows to Terminal 2 in Linux/Unix)

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by awulf, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. awulf macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    I was wondering since Mac OS 10.2.2 likes to bring up the colourful spinny wheel for one program (meaning it has crashed), then I switch to another program, which then also crashes, and the chain continues. Is it possible to switch from Mac OS X's interface to the black terminal (Like in Unix/Linux when you press a key combination such as: Alt-Control-F2 .

    Is this possible?
    So if the interface crashes, that I can type in: halt.

  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    As far as I know, that's not possible. You might want to try a program called "escapepod" (do a search for that word at Versiontracker). It may help you log out and back in when that happens instead of having to reboot.

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