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Old 04-29-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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boot to terminal


By default my copy of Suse boots to KDE. Just in case I should ever want it to boot to a terminal instead how do I go about it?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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Well, you (most probably) do have a bunch of terminals ready for you - just press Ctrl+Alt+Fx, where x is 1 through 6. To get back to the X server, where KDE is, press Ctrl+Alt+F7. Anyway, if you want to stop it from booting directly to KDE (or whatever), check your /etc/inittab. You'll see a line there, which looks like something this:
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id:5:initdefault:
Change the 5 to a 3 and it won't start the X server. To start it from the console, type init 5 or maybe startx.

If you want to boot directly to a bash prompt and nothing else (possibly to save a damaged system), append init=/bin/bash to the boot prompt before booting the system.

HTH
 
Old 04-29-2004, 08:57 AM   #3
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Thanks Bebo,
exactly what I wanted.
 
  


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