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Old 03-26-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
bradlygreen
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Boot in console mode


I'd like to boot my RedHat Linux 8 box in console mode with no x-window.

How would I go about disabling x-windows?

Thanks,
- Brad
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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You go SuperUser

and then you edit the /etc/inittab file. You should set the "id:5:initdefault:" to "id:3:initdefault:"

And then you reboot and get the cute lil' command line

PS!: NEVER EVER! set the id: to 6, as you will go into a reboot loop.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
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i'm not familiar w/redhat so check to see if you have

/etc/inittab

if so look at the default runlevel

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:

that is mine, and i boot to the cli. if i remember correctly, slack uses some different levels than other distros, so consult your documentation. i'm thinking the differences are in runlevels 4 & 5, but again consult docs for your distro.
good luck.

<edit> beat to the punch, and by a redhat user at that, what good luck. ;-)</edit>

Last edited by Peacedog; 03-26-2004 at 07:41 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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EDIT - I must be blind and demented... posting the answer twice with just 1 post between...

Last edited by Dunedain; 03-26-2004 at 07:42 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 02:00 PM   #5
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Awesome.

Worked like a charm.

Many thanks.

- Brad
 
  


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