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Old 07-06-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
psychophilliac
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getting rid of GUI logon


I just installed linux mandrake on a computer and now when it starts up it automatically goes to the GUI login screen. I dont want this and i know there is a way to stop this and i know there is an option in the installation process but i must have missed it. How can i make it start out in console?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:10 PM   #2
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As root, edit your /etc/inittab and change:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:5:initdefault:

to

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:


It may be 4, instead of 5, but change it to 3 no matter what.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:22 PM   #3
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Yeah, it is 5 in Mandy. And for anyone else considering doing this, please note that you will need to type startx in order to get to a GUI. It is exaclty as I typed it - all lowercase, no spaces.

Also, if you're feeling in a brute force kind of mood - if you boot to a text login, you can load the GUI login later. As root, type init 5 and it'll bring it up.
 
  


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