I am running Debian testing with Xfce. When I boot the machine I can see some usual booting messages, the last message is this:
Waiting for /dev to be fully populated ...
After a short time (1-2 seconds) the screen goes blank and Xfce is loaded.
Now when I want to switch from Xorg/Xfce to a console as usual I hit
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+F1. The console is correctly shown, however, I get no prompt or shell. Instead, I can still see that last boot messages with the message shown above last. The cursor is blinking after the last character in that message, the console however is not responding to any keyboard input.
$ pgrep -l tty 3345 getty 3346 getty 3347 getty 3348 getty 3349 getty 3350 getty
Any ideas how I can access the shell from this console?