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Old 10-26-2003, 11:15 PM   #1
zenchicken
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Wink Lilo Startup ?


Hey everyone this is my first post so flame away,
My question is about my initial startup screen with lilo. I partitioned my hardrive and all that an am using windows and linux. Anyways when lilo starts i get a menu. with these 4 things

linux -default
linux - nonfb
failsafe
windows

both the linux -default and the linux -nonfb work properely. There really isnt any problems its just I dont understand what the difference between a default and nonfb. When I start default I takes longer to load than nonfb. Also if possible I would like to get rid of all of them but one but which one do I keep? I would appreciate any input. Another question I have is I go straight into kde 3.1. I asked me that during the installation and I said yes. Is there a way to go back to the command console so that I have to open kde 3.1 for it open my gui interface. I figure i need all the help on console commands i can get loading xwindows or kde everytime would help feel more comfortable in console command mode or whatever. Please be kind of the flames its my first day.

Thanks
Zenchicken
 
Old 10-26-2003, 11:31 PM   #2
Azmeen
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I don't know what distro you're using so I may assume some things here....

linux-default will most likely be a kernel with framebuffer enabled... this allows you to have higher resolution texts in the console. linux-nonfb won't have this feature. You won't notice this because you're booting straight into GUI.

From KDE, you can go to a console prompt by pressing Ctrl-Alt F2 to F6... to return to your KDE desktop press Alt-F7.

To start up without a GUI, edit your /etc/inittab file and change these lines:
Code:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
to
Code:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
Hope this helps
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:59 PM   #3
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I am using mandrake 9.1 and it just my first week.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:01 PM   #4
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To start up without a GUI, edit your /etc/inittab file and change these lines:....
That's the lowest level approach possible (my favoured method) if you don't fancy it, the option to change this automatically is definitly in the Mandrake control Centre somewhere...
 
  


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