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I'm running Debian sarge, and I have trouve switching runlevels, I can switch to runlevel 1 by typing "init 1" but init 2, 3 and up seems to keep my X server.
So how can I run without my X server, do I have to change anything in /etc/inittab ?
Thanks for the help
Near the top of /etc/inittab, there is a comment which states: "The default runlevel is defined here", which is followed by the statement "id:x:initdefault". The X stands for the default runlevel. Change it to 5, save, and reboot to see if it starts if GUI mode (runlevel 5). If it boots to runlevel 3 (command line), issue the command "startx" to see if it starts the X server.
All of the commands are, of course, issued without quotes.
I've been trying all of this and it just doesn't work.
I am trying to get into init 3 runlevel to install my nvidia driver, but i can't do it. Ctrl+alt+backspace just logs me out. Inits 1 and 2 do something. And no matter how i get into a console, i always get a message within the driver installer that X server is running.
I even typed telinit 3 as root to see if it would drop into it. But debian is just not paying attention to it.
Is there a simpler, direct way instead of modifying scripts???