LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-02-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
dhsieh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
How to boot into console (text) mode?


Does any one know how to boot into console (text) mode for Redhat 9? After changing my display setting, my Redhat 9 won't boot into graphical mode after starting all services. If I can boot into console, I then can modify the XF86Config file and restore its original setting.

- Dhsieh
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:39 PM   #2
KevinJ
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
Posts: 857

Rep: Reputation: 30
Your system is probably booting, but you just can't see anything. Have you tried "CTRL+ALT+F1" to get to a console you think its stopped booting?

Or you could go into single user mode using grub like this....

If you are using GRUB, use the following steps to boot into single-user mode:

1. If you have a GRUB password configured, type p and enter the password.

2. Select Red Hat Linux with the version of the kernel that you wish to boot and type e for edit. You will be presented with a list of items in the configuration file for the title you just selected.

3. Select the line that starts with kernel and type e to edit the line.

4. Go to the end of the line and type single as a separate word (press the [Spacebar] and then type single). Press [Enter] to exit edit mode.


5. Back at the GRUB screen, type b to boot into single user mode.

That's from the Red Hat documentation.

-K
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:45 PM   #3
general4172
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Kansas
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
change your runlevel on startup to a runlevel other than 5 probably 2 or 3 it should take you out of the graphical mode
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Use X windows font in the console (text mode) rookworm Linux - Newbie 1 10-31-2005 05:25 PM
2005LE: No text mode console at Ctrl+Alt+F2 JLP Mandriva 0 07-18-2005 12:21 PM
accessing text console in graphical mode? b123coder Linux - Software 1 11-17-2004 08:42 PM
Mandrake 9.2's boot process entirely done in console mode before loading in X mode... mishmash Mandriva 6 02-17-2004 10:19 PM
Text Editor in Console Mode ? membrax Linux - Hardware 5 12-29-2002 12:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration