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Is there a way to enter my RedHat 7.2 system in text mode? I have to change monitor settings because the new one can't handle the refresh rates of my old setting. I don't have my rescue disk nor my RedHat 7.2 cds with me.
I assume that your system starts you in an X session (KDE, GNOME etc..) and you want to exit this session? If this is correct all you have to do is type [CTRL]+[ALT]+backspace to exit your x session, then (AS ROOT) edit the /etc/inittab and change the line that reads:
This will make it so you start in text mode upon restart.
You can run the "setup'" command (as root) to reconfigure X.
Try ctrl-alt-f1...f6 and see if you can get a console window. If you do, log in as root and run the command ' init 3 '. That will take you out of runlevel 5 and you can redo your X settings. When you want to try out your new settings, just run ' init 5 '. I hope this helps.