I am checking different video resolutions in the grub menu by using videotest and vbetest programs and can't go back to the grub command line, after using this programs. System doesn't respond - like hanging. Only Virtualbox's "poweroff the machine" helps.

Question: How exit from this mode? May be I use this programs wrong way?

My actions:

  1. Enters to the grub menu, while booting, then go to the command mode.
  2. Run videotest 800x600

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  3. Look at the new resolution example

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  4. Then, after pressing any key, system stops respond and I can't go back to the grub menu. Get this screen:

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On a qemu virtual machine Ctrl-Alt-Del does it (also sendkey ctrl-alt-delete in the qemu monitor; but on my machine I can simply type Ctrl-Alt-Del -- they're not special in my "desktop environment").

I'm not using virtualbox, but google says that virtualbox has a menu option (Input->Keyboard->Insert Ctrl-Alt-Del)

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