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Old 10-17-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
SeXuaLSoYBeaN
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Newbiest Question Ever - How do I go to console?


I have KDE running, and I'm using the latest version of Mandrake so..

I want to exit X-Windows and go to console. How do I do it? I know, it's the noobiest question ever, but, I am a newbie, so.. =[

Can anyone help please? Thanks.

Also, where is the equivalent of windows "shut down" on mandrake linux? (as in turning the computer off)

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Old 10-17-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're set up to boot straight to runlevel 5 (X windows). You can change this by editing /etc/inittab

Meanwhile, open a console by hitting alt-F2 and typing "xterm" into the pop-up window, though there should be an monitor icon in your panel that you can click.

Or you can restart without X11 by typing "/sbin/init 3"

Yes, there is definitely a shutdown command - don't just hit the power switch - it's "/sbin/init 0", or "/sbin/shutdown now". To reboot is "/sbin/reboot" or "sbin/init 6".

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Old 10-17-2003, 09:22 AM   #3
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you can open a console from start->terminal
for shutting down, first start->logout and then halt.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 09:41 AM   #4
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init 0 and shutdown now cannot be found when i type it into alt + f2
 
Old 10-17-2003, 09:50 AM   #5
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Did you just type "init 0" or "/sbin/init 0"?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 09:57 AM   #6
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Why not just [CTRL][ALT][F1-6]??
 
Old 10-17-2003, 10:00 AM   #7
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After that, if you want to exit from X just login an root (or su) and type

init 4
 
  


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