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Old 03-21-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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starting up without X


hey, i accidentally plugged in the wrong display settings and so my monitor won't display X. how can i start linux without X?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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change the following line in /etc/inittab

id:5:initdefault:

to this

id:3:initdefault:

and reboot.

then just change it back youre ready...

Good luck!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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thanks but the problem with that suggestion is that i can't see linux at all. i press the power button and i see all the usual stuff when it's starting up, but i have it automatically set to start in X. is there a way that i can stop X from loading and just get into the non-graphical mode? (keep in mind that i can't see X)
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:45 PM   #4
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yeah, when you hit lilo and it suggests linux as an option add the runlevel number after it. i.e. type
Code:
linux 3
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:25 PM   #5
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how would it be done if you use grub?

curious...
 
Old 03-21-2004, 05:43 PM   #6
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I don't know, I've never used grub. I've heard it's better (mind you, that's from grub fans) but I like to stick with what I know.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 08:18 PM   #7
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can't you just wait for it to load and then use another console? else maybe hit ctrl-alt-backspace to get to the command line?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 08:20 PM   #8
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Press alt+tab+F2 (or F3-F6) to switch to a terminal, kill X and edit your XF86Config.
 
  


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