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Old 10-16-2007, 09:22 AM   #1
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Starting linux in console mode in init level 5

Dear All,

My application works in console mode(CUI). However, I also need the GUI because my application launches the web browser on receiving a event.
After viewing the web browser, the user then again switch to the console mode.

To satisfy this need ,I require my application to boot in console mode but with GUI also loaded .Is there any way , so that my application starts in console mode and when I press <Alt> + <Ctrl> + F7 , it switches to GUI mode .Please note that I donot want to use startx after making default init level 3,because I need the X server to get loaded at the boot time itself.

The crux of the whole scenario is that I want my application to boot in initlevel 5 and in console mode.Or it should switch to the console mode itself after first logging into GUI mode.

waiting for a timely response!

Arun Tayal
Old 10-16-2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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You can't do what you need from a terminal (xterm, gnome-terminal, konsole, etc) running under a GUI?
Old 10-16-2007, 11:47 AM   #3
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Or how about using a console based web browser like links, elinks or lynx?


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