Desktop Applications and Howto's
This Desktop section and Howto's cover applications that run from the Gnome, KDE, XFCE and many other Xserver window managers. These applications are defined as programs that run from one or more of the Windows Managers above rather than from a console session.
What one would have thought as being a simple run level change, to get to a text level in the main, doesn't work in Debian. It defaults to run level 2, which does not comply with convention and any attempt to transfer to a text mode, is met with resistance. This is particularly frustrating, if you want to install a Nvidia proprietary graphics driver, as this has to be installed with xserver not running.