Originally posted by darkleaf
You can also edit a startup file to run in another startup mode (or something) , you have to change a number there and it'll start in the command line as well [/B]
The file is /etc/inittab, and you usually change the line init:5:default to init:3:default to change the runlevel the system boots into.
I say usually because there are differences in the identification of runlevels between distros. Example, in Mandrake the multi-user, networked, GUI'd runlevel is 5, but in SLackware it's 4. Check the comments in /etc/inittab before you alter anything.
From KDE, you can shut down the X system and drop into console-only mode by executing `telinit 3` as root, then `telinit 5` to restart X.