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Old 04-11-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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Starting Fedora in the terminal


Is there a way to start Fedora in the terminal and not with the GUI login screen?

I want to install and NVIDIA driver and X can't be running. I tried switching to the terminal with Alt-F1 and closing X manually but that just restarted Fedora and put me back at the login screen.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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sorry - i clicked to the wrong forum
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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Starting Fedora in the terminal

Is there a way to start Fedora in the terminal and not with the GUI login screen?

I want to install and NVIDIA driver and X can't be running. I tried switching to the terminal with Alt-F1 and closing X manually but that just restarted Fedora and put me back at the login screen.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:39 PM   #4
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ok first, no you cannot use a graphical app in a console ...
second all you have to do is download the nvidia driver ... exit out of X, and just install
it ... and then type startx to test er out ...

i think your just overthinking this :
read this
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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/etc/inittab
change default value to 2 instead of 4 or 5
reboot
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:48 AM   #6
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type in terminal:
init 3
u will be in console (no X) u can install driver. after installation edit /etc/X11/XF86Config
change the following vga driver name:
Driver "nv"
to:
Driver "nvidia"


if u want fedora to boot in console always, edit /etc/inittab
change the
id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

Last edited by maxut; 04-12-2004 at 05:55 AM.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:29 PM   #7
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The terminal init level isn't 3 instead of 2????
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:31 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by spariggio82
The terminal init level isn't 3 instead of 2????
Yes, runlevel 3 is the commandline.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 06:18 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDude611 View Post
Is there a way to start Fedora in the terminal and not with the GUI login screen?

I want to install and NVIDIA driver and X can't be running. I tried switching to the terminal with Alt-F1 and closing X manually but that just restarted Fedora and put me back at the login screen.
Enter this command in a terminal to switch to root ...
su -

Then type ...
init 3
 
  


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