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Old 07-26-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Gnome GUI vs command line on boot


Hi - I recently did a clean re-install of Fedora 8, which I had been using for several years. It always started up in command line mode and brought me diretly to the command nline "login" prompt. I'd use the GUI (Konqueror) via invocation of "startx" command.
After this re-install - I took most of the defaults (which include Gnome, but no big deal) - I now go directly into Gnome's GUI to log in, no longer the command line prompt. And I see no simple way to get out of that GUI, to "shut it down" to get to the plain old command line.
Can someone give me some pointers please?
Also, I believe there is a simple command to change the GUI one is using. Does anybody know how how to do this?
Thanks
George
 
Old 07-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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Looks like you got a display-manager installed without beeing asked or told. Probably GDM or KDM.
You should be able to just remove it/uninstall it.
Since I don't use fedora I can't be more specific.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Try /etc/init.d/gdm stop after Ctrl + alt + F1. Restart with /etc/init.d/gdm start.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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Ignore me. You guys type faster than I do.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 01:39 PM   #5
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Jay - is there some way I can change the startup script(s) to just bring me into command line, login as root (which does in fact appear for a second) "login:", then almost immediately swings into Gnome
George
 
Old 07-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #6
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I found this:
http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#runlevel

that would mean:
edit your /etc/inittab
change the line:

id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

and next time only text mode is started

[edit]
just confirmed it running Fedora in VirtualBox to see what it is like

Last edited by jomen; 07-26-2008 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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STARTUP runlevel 3

jomen
This is what I was looking for, the startup level.
Many thanks
George
 
  


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