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Old 07-24-2001, 07:57 AM   #1
torp
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Minor Debian problem


Hi
I have just installled Debian Gnu/Linux on my laptop, but i have a coupple op small problems....
1) How do i change the character set that the console uses
At the moment it is using US character sets, but i live in Denmark and we have extra characters in our alphabet, and the console cant use them (ISO8859-1 and ISO8859-2 should work(It does in Samba))

2) Debian is using graphical login (runlevel 5) i want to change it to runlevel 3 (console login) this would normaly be done by editing the /etc//inittab and set
default runlevel
id:3initdefault:
But in Debian you have to use an update to do so.....
i have the program installed, but i don quite understand the syntax of it, so if sombody could explain it in plain English I would be a wery happy man

Regards Morten Torp
 
Old 07-24-2001, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: Minor Debian problem

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2) Debian is using graphical login (runlevel 5) i want to change it to runlevel 3 (console login) this would normaly be done by editing the /etc//inittab and set
default runlevel
id:3initdefault:
But in Debian you have to use an update to do so.....
have you already tried to update inittab???

Thomas
 
Old 07-24-2001, 10:51 AM   #3
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Re:inittab

hi
ehhhh i might have written something which wasn't undestandable....
In Debian when you want to change you'r default runlevel you edit the file /etc/inittab (done that)
But to make the change work it seems that you have to use a program called update.....
This is Debian specific (Have never seen this behaviour in any other Linux Distribution)
And i quite don't undestand how that program works (Thats the problem)

Torp
 
Old 07-24-2001, 06:45 PM   #4
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hmmm... i've never even heard of update before. does it change something in the boot parameters to check inittab or something? i'm not even sure how something like that would work.
 
Old 07-25-2001, 01:16 PM   #5
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No problem anylonger

Hi
Thanks for you replys, but i have fixed the problem (The Hard way)
i just removed the symlinks for Xdm (starts the xserver) in the /etc/rd3.d/

so it nolonger starts, this is not the right way of doing it but what the hay it works....

Regards Torp
 
  


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