So I installed LightDM on Raspbian lite, but I forgot to install a desktop manager. Now, I can't get out of the LightDM login screen! Ctrl-Alt-F1 through to F6 doesn't work! Neither does cancel or login get me out either. Also it looks like the Raspberry Pi doesn't have a BIOS screen either.

How do I get back to the terminal?

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    Have you tried SSH? – Steve Robillard Feb 10 '16 at 18:41
  • The CTRL-ALT-<Fn> keys ought to work (they do on my system). An alternative is to stick the SD card into another computer and fix things up (probably just need to remove a symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants if you're on Raspbian Jessie). – larsks Feb 10 '16 at 19:05

Get to a terminal (SSH or local) then run sudo stop lightdm or sudo service lightdm stop.

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