I have a computer with Linux installed in it and when I log in there is only what seems to be code.

I had it working normal before, there were icons on the desktop and such, just like a windows computer, but now I can't seem to figure out how to get it back.


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If you seem to be stuck in a blank console, try Ctrl+Alt+F6 or Ctrl+Alt+F7.

This will take you to the GUI.

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    If X is running. Oct 14, 2015 at 19:03
  • That is right. My assumption is that you hit the wrong keys in a very uncommon situation. and nothing changed in the installation or configuration of the machine. Oct 14, 2015 at 19:05
  • If it's CentOS, he needs to use Ctrl-Alt-F1. Again, assuming X is running.
    – Wildcard
    Oct 14, 2015 at 19:31

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