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Old 12-12-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
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change graphical login in Gnome

What is the method to change the default graphical login in Gnome to Text login, to start in command line mode?

Old 12-12-2002, 06:31 PM   #2
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Look in /etc/inittab for something like this:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
Change the line id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault: and you should get your text-mode login on bootup. To change logins immediately use the init command. For example init 3 will go to text mode and init 5 will go to graphical login mode. init 0 will shutdown the system while init 6 will reboot the system.

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to mention, you have to do this as root.

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