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Old 12-02-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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switching graphical boot up to text boot up?


hi there:

i understand that there is a graphical boot up mode and a text boot up mode. just wondering that how can i choose between them? i am running FC2 and the boot up is in graphical mode, but i would like to use the text mode instead.

many thanks

CHUN
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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change the init mode for your system by editing /etc/inittab and find the line that looks like

id:5:initdefault:


change the 5 to 3 and reboot you will start up in text mode

if you want to skip the reboot for now....


at a command prompt as root "init 3" will change the mode to text

or ctl-alt-F3 will take you to an alternate console in text mode (ctl-alt-F9 will take you back to graphic console)
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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oops, sorry, i was not clear. i still want start the system up in the graphical mode. but only change the boot up process.

when i siwtch my machine on, it quickly displays a computer icon in the middle and a progress bar indicates the boot process. what i want to do is to get rid of this and have the system display the boot up procedure line by line as in text mode. in order words, i only wnat the graphical mode to appear at the login.

am i making sense?

cheers

CHUN
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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Remove the "rhgb" from the Fedora core entry of /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/menu.conf. An alternative would be to make a copy of the current Fedora entry, rename it (change the title) and then remove the "rhgb" part from it (keep the original entry intact). You'll have two entries on your grub list and when you boot up you can decide whether you want graphical boot or just to boot in text mode.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 03:55 AM   #5
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cool! thanks very much, i got it the way i want it now. cheers

CHUN
 
  


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