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Old 01-30-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
bryantm
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Fedora question


does any one know how to get to the console in fedora? i cant exit X at all. i dont want the fail safe console, i want the normal non gui console. even ctrl-atl-backspace just takes me back to the log in screen for X. its annoying. any help is much appreciated
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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You can use [ctrl]+[alt]+[fX], replacing the X with any number from 2 through 6. This will give you the standard command-line login. Once there, you can switch between them with just [alt]+[fX], 2 thorugh 6. To get back to the GUI login, use [alt]+[f7].

If you want the system to boot to the command-line rather than X, then you would need to edit your /etc/inittab file. Look for the section...
Code:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:
Change the "5" in the "id:" line to a "3", and it will boot to the command-line. You can then get to the GUI, after loggingin, with "startx".
 
  


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