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Old 07-30-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
fossil80
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Unhappy How to return to text mode from x Windows


I am using redhat linux 8 and don't know how to return to text mode (like restart in Ms-Dos mode in Windows).
Anyone can help me?
Thanks!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:14 AM   #2
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just do ctrl + alt + f1 and it will take you into text mode. Now, if you wanna exit x windows completely and only run text mode than do the above step and login as root and type:
init 3

to go back into x: startx
 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:17 AM   #3
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And if you want startup in text mode, this will help.

http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/..._htlevels.html
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:52 AM   #4
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Jatt_thugz and moeminhtun, thank you very much!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:00 AM   #5
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Also, if you boot to runlevel 3, you can use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to shutdown X and go back to text.
 
  


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