How to enter and exit the command line interface on a NET5402R/VCD5202 without rebooting.

Issue

Maintenance needed in the Linux command line.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

NET5402R/VCD5202 all versions

Cause

Maintenance or troubleshooting needed in the Linux command line.

Resolution

  1. CTRL+ALT+F2 opens a screen on F2 and will give you the standard login prompt (this can also be done on F3-F4)
  2. Use the standard login [Default username: root, password: pel2899100]
  3. Complete the task needed, then enter exit to close the session. This will take you back to the login prompt.
  4. Press CTRL+ALT+F7 to switch back to the live screen.