When I don't have GNOME installed, I can log in using GNU/Linux's text based login manager, then I'm presented with a shell. There are no GUIs running, and
echo $TERM gives
Once I install GNOME and I'm logged in with the desktop manager running, I can access a terminal using GNOME's
gnome-terminal, which has
$TERM = xterm, but I can't figure out how to launch one of those original kernel-provided shells with
$TERM = Linux. Does GNOME provide a way to do this, or is there any other way of accessing one of these shells while GNOME is running?