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Old 07-21-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Post Change from GUI mode to text mode


How do you change from GUI mode to Text mode in Redhat Linux 9?
I have been told CTRL, ALT, backspace but it just restarts the gui. I want to be able to change over to the text mode when i am in the gui.
I would greatly appreciate any comments. thanks
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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CNTL-ALT-BKSP is just supposed to kill the X server, or, in your case, restart it. If you would like to have this combination drop you to a CLI then you probably need to edit your /etc/fstab to contain initdefault:3 instead of initdefault:5.
Or you could just launch a shell.
You could also try to log in to another console, but I don't know if it would go through the CLI to login or straight to the gui.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:57 PM   #3
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All you need to do is hit CNTRL+ALT & F1 through F6 you have 7 virtual consoles the seventh is reserved for X.
So after your done in text mode.........just hit CNTRL+ALT F7 to go back to your desktop.

btw...this does not kill the X server It is still running in the background.

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Old 07-22-2003, 04:58 PM   #4
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Thanks

Thanks that works great. Thanks for the help that question was buging me.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 06:56 AM   #5
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How do you change from GUI mode to Text mode in Redhat Linux 9?
I have been told CTRL, ALT, backspace but it just restarts the gui. I want to be able to change over to the text mode when i am in the gui.
I would greatly appreciate any comments. thanks
Actually that depends.
If you are under linux Fedora this is how you should do.
First you open a term. Then you type:
init 3
If you want to go back graphic mode (KDE) then type:
init 5
If you want to boot in text mode do:
vi /etc/inittab
id:3:initdefault:

and change :5: to :3: where default is written.
 
  


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