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Old 09-01-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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How do i swith from GUI mode to CLI mode in fedora core 3

Please how do i switch from GUI mode to CLI mode in fredora core 3?
Old 09-01-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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Change your runlevel. You can use the init command to do that:

# init 3

will give you a CLI and

# init 5

will give you a GUI. If you want to change the runlevel you boot into, edit your /etc/inittab file (as root). If you boot to a GUI, change "id:5:initdefault" to "id:3:initdefault" for a CLI for example.
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If you wanted to change to cli but keep the gui open to go back to later or whatever, then press ctrl + alt + F1 (you can replace F1 with any f key between F1 and F6). ctrl + alt + F7 will return you back to gui

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the ctrl+alt+1 should be ctrl+alt+f1 etc.
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AH sorry!!! I forgot... editing now...
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You can make the command line permanent by editing /etc/inittab. Change the line
and it will boot to the command line. Do "startx" then to go to X11. Logging out there will return you to CLI. To shutdown do "shutdown -h now". To reboot do "shutdown -r now". To reboot and force a file system check do
"shutdown -rF now".


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