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Old 11-11-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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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
Old 11-11-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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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.
Old 11-11-2005, 08:41 AM   #3
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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

Old 11-11-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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Oh, I got it. Thanks guys!


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