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Old 05-24-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Booting to command line instead of GNOME


Hello all.

I need to be able to boot into the command line, instead of booting automatically into the GUI. I have Red Hat 5, Fedora 12, and also a Suse 11 box that I would like to do this in.

In addition, once at the command line, is there any way to change the command line resolution and refresh rate. I know how to do this in the GUI, but would like to view different resolutions/refresh rates at the command line screen as well.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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I was able to figure this out thanks to some help, but does anyone know the VESA Linux codes for the following resolutions:

640x350@85hz
720x350@70hz
640x400@85hz
720x400@70hz
720x400@85hz
 
Old 05-24-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hi,

Scroll down for 'Similar Threads'.
Plus a search here on LQ. GNOME is a DE not a GNU/Linux distribution.

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
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Hi,

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I was able to figure this out thanks to some help, but does anyone know the VESA Linux codes for the following resolutions:

640x350@85hz
720x350@70hz
640x400@85hz
720x400@70hz
720x400@85hz
You really should learn to use the search facility here on LQ or Google.

 
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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http://wiki.eeeuser.com/vesa_bios_resolutions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA_BIOS_Extensions

adjust default runlevel for your original question
 
Old 05-24-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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You can do several things to get to a console. You can edit /etc/inittab to set the boot-time runlevel, and then reboot. From X, you can get to a non-graphical console by pressing 'Ctrl-Alt-F1' ... 'Ctrl-Alt-F6', each bringing you to a new console. You can change runlevels at any time by running 'telinit X', where 'X' is the runlevel you wish to enter.

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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If you've got a root terminal open in the GUI, you can

init 3

if you only need it to be that for a while. For a perm boot to level 3, edit /etc/inittab as above and change number in the

id:5:initdefault:

line
 
  


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