For whatever reason, startx isn't running automatically when my device starts up. If I enter the startx command from the console, the lxde desktop comes up fine. However, since I ran startx from the serial port console, the console itself is now longer accepting command inputs because the startx command is actively running. I can type but it's no longer at a shell prompt, and typing anything doesn't cause a response from the shell. If I hit ctrl-c it kills the desktop that was running on the lcd screen but I then get back to the shell prompt. Is there a way to load the desktop without it "consuming" my serial terminal? I've read about getty, but I can't do things like switch terminal sessions with ctrl-alt-f2 etc. because I can't send ctrl-alt commands through my serial window (unless that's just a matter of changing settings).