I cannot access to the console from the UI. I just want to setup my wifi card from console. I've tried with Shutdown or reboot and esc without success. I haven't an ethernet router port.

Is there anything more?

  • What OS are you using? You didn't tag it.
    – syb0rg
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 2:02
  • Sorry about that. It's a XBMC. I've tried with ctrl+alt+fn and nothing.
    – triky
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 2:06

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With Raspbmc, exit XBMC from the shutdown menu (choose exit, not shutdown). At the blue screen press Esc and you will be greeted with a login prompt. The default username is "pi", the default password is "raspberry". I believe you can also press Esc during boot to access the console. Alternatively you could log in via SSH.

This will not work on OpenELEC.


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