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Old 06-15-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
bluethundr
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Text Mode in RH 9


Hey All,

I'm a little iffy in my *NIX skills and could use some help. Red Hat 8 and previous editions allowed you to boot into either text mode or graphical mode. Red Hat 9 does not present you with this option when installing or upgrading! However, the installation screen where the option for text/graphical USED to be now say says that you can change this later. But it doesn't bother saying HOW!

I've tried poking all about the GUI tools and tried Googling, but I can't seem to find the answer! Does anyone know the file(s) that need to be changed and how to change them to allow you to boot into Text non-GUI mode? I just bought the O'Reilly book on emacs and I want to be able to use it in the raw! Also, when I get my webserver up, I'd like to use RH9, but for that I don't want to use any bloody GUI at all! Any suggestions?

Much thanks!
-Tim
 
Old 06-15-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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In order to boot into a text login, you need to (as root) edit the file /etc/inittab and change the line id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault:
 
Old 06-15-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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Dude, that was lightning fast! You ROCK! Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 06-19-2003, 09:33 PM   #4
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yeah what he said
you should also try if u want doing everything in text mode you will improve skills a lot and learn a lot then when you know how to manage everything well on your own then use the GUI's to ease your work after your well able to do everything on your own
 
Old 06-20-2003, 12:49 AM   #5
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don't forget the fact that you don't have to boot to text if you don't really want to. there is the option of booting and logging in gui and then ctrl+alt+(F1 - F7) and use the virtual logins.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:16 PM   #6
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great advice

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Originally posted by dmx9595
yeah what he said
you should also try if u want doing everything in text mode you will improve skills a lot and learn a lot then when you know how to manage everything well on your own then use the GUI's to ease your work after your well able to do everything on your own
Great suggestion! I plan on doing everything in text mode for that exact reason. I find myself far more fascinated by command line processes. I also find that Neil Stephenson gelled this concept of the allure fo the command line for me in his book"In the Beginning Was the Command Line".

Thanks to all for the great and temendously helpul advice!
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:35 PM   #7
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good good , thats what ive been doing and i actually like just using text mode now cept for a few things =/ all is good though
 
  


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