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Old 06-07-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
gothrog
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Question Trying to stop Xwindows from immediately starting


Hello All,

I'm pretty new at using linux and I need help reconfiguring the startup for Linux YellowDog.

I setup the PC to automatically startup xwindows and I have to change this somehow. I want linux to start at the initial command prompt or at least be able to log off and get to this command screen.

I have tried killing the xwindow, but it just restarts itself.

Mike

Last edited by gothrog; 06-07-2004 at 11:06 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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Hi, you need to set the run level in /etc/inittab look for the line

id:5:initdefault:

change the 5 to a 3 and restart the machine.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Not sure about yellowdog, but in every other linux distro I've seen, you can do that by editing /etc/innitab. Toward the beginning of innitab you should see a line that looks like this:

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id:5:initdefault:
Just change the "5" to "3" and you should boot to a command line login.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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