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Old 08-24-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
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How to switch to text mode


Currently I am using GUI GNOME and want to switch to text mode so from where I can switch to?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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Ctrl-Alt-F[n] will take you to a console - Alt-Backspace will kill the X-server. Editing your runlevel scripts or session manager configs will change the default permanently.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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edit your /etc/inittab. There will be a line where it stands:

id:5:initdefault

change the five to three like this:

id:3:initdefault

This is supposing that you are on RedHat as it stands in your profile. It slightly varies from one distribution to another. Next time your login will be in text mode. To start X, type startx right after you login.

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Old 08-24-2003, 12:21 PM   #4
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After modifying the inittab and then rebooting took me to text mode. Digiot what do you mean F[n] here n stands for?

Thanks to u all
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:22 PM   #5
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ctrl+alt+f5 took me to text mode.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:36 PM   #6
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[n] like 5. Sorry - I just use that to mean a variable 'n'umber, since you usually have F1-6 available as terminals. I sometimes do Alt-F[1-6] - maybe that'd be clearer?
 
  


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