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Old 03-28-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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Not getting CLI Mode in debian (6.0 squeez)


after successfuly install the debian i got GUI mode but i want to work with only CLI mode.
for that i did the change
#vi /etc/inittab
and make change -
id:3:initdefaults:

But no luck...........Please guide me..

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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Do not you want to open a terminal for CLI interface, as under Applications > Programming/utilities > Terminal.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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i know about this but i want complete command line prompt only (black & white).
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #4
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debian based distributions have different run level definitions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runlevel

http://www.debianadmin.com/howto-boo...-mode-gui.html
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #5
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Found a way, invoke following cmd as root/sudo:
Code:
~# update-rc.d -f gdm remove
OR
~$ sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
To restore GUI back:
Code:
~# update-rc.d -f gdm defaults
Also check here.
 
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:54 AM   #6
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Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6 switches your display to each of 6 consoles, Ctrl-Alt-F7 returns you to X (as you left it)
 
Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 AM   #7
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thanks shiva i got cli mode...........
 
Old 04-02-2013, 02:10 AM   #8
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by jitendra.sharma View Post
after successfuly install the debian i got
GUI mode but i want to work with only CLI mode.
for that i did the change
#vi /etc/inittab
and make change -
id:3:initdefaults:
Debian is not RHEL. By default runlevel 2, 3, 4 and 5 are all the same.
If you want runlevel 3 to not have X11, then you need to modify it.
Eg.
Code:
mv /etc/rc2.d/S05gdm3 /etc/rc2.d/K05gdm3
Or modify it using whatever gui or cli tool you are comfortable with.

Evo2.
 
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