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Old 10-24-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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Cool make redhat boot to text rather than graphical mode


How do I make an installation that is currently booting to grapical mode, boot to text mode instead? I will still need to be able to use graphical mode occasionally but do not wish to boot to it.

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Old 10-24-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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Do you mean that you don't want the GUI to load at startup? or you don't want a splash screen?

If you don't want X to start at loadup, change the /etc/inittab change the default runlevel to 3 ...there should be a line that says id:3(or 5):initdefault:
 
Old 10-25-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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"If you don't want X to start at loadup, change the /etc/inittab change the default runlevel to 3 ...there should be a line that says id:3(or 5):initdefault:"


Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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You can also specify the runlevel as a kernel "command line" parameter. One easy way to do that is to define, say in grub.conf, two menu-entries that point to the same kernel, but specify different runlevels.

The default "non-graphic" runlevel is 3; the one that starts X-windows is "5." (See: man init.)
 
  


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