I've launched into X using
startx, but now can't shutdown my pi, as I have no mouse, and I can't seem to access anything with the keyboard alone. What can I do?
Try pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1.
This will switch you to a different tty. After logging in on this you can run commands as normal
Any F key under 6 will do.
Why not stop it with
sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
This will kill the running X server.
Pressing Ctrl+Esc brings up the 'start' menu (for want of a better word) and then you can use the arrow keys to select 'logout'.
Which is the same as Windows - if you've not got a Windows key then Ctrl+Esc does the same thing (OK, a bit off topic but thought I'd make sure everyone understood I wasn't just thinking it was Windows and that it also works on the default Pi desktop).
sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop works, then make bash script in
$ cd /bin $ sudo nano stopx
In the new file insert the following code:
#!/bin/bash sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
save and exit nano, i.e. Ctrl+x and then Enter
Make the file executable:
$ chmod +x stopx
Finally one may use
stopx as opposite of