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thinkpadbk 11-11-2005 07:58 AM

Changing from graphical login screen to text
Hi there,

I have installed a distro of Redhat on my notebook PC. Unfortunately, i have choosen to use graphical login screen while i want to use text instead. Can you show me how to change (switch) between them?

Thanks, I am an absolute newbie

kbflamelet 11-11-2005 08:23 AM

The default runlevel is specified in /etc/inittab. If you change the 5 to a 3 (on one of the first few lines), you should be set. ;)

Ahmed 11-11-2005 08:41 AM

Go to the file /etc/inittab as root:


# 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 last line to


If you want to go into the graphical interface, type the command "startx"

Good luck


thinkpadbk 11-11-2005 07:18 PM

Oh, I got it. Thanks guys!

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