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i updated from mandrake 10.0 to mandriva le 2005...and now at boot time i have to enter esc to see the boot messages from kernel and services
overmore, i configured to boot in text mode and there is a background picture in tty1...
how can i get text mode, remove the picture, etc?
Originally posted by mhearne When your machine is booting up, you will see a list of choices, Linux, Linux-nonfb, and failsafe.
Linux boots to your default desktop, and is the equivalent of runlevel "init 5".
Linux-nonfb means "non frame buffer", and is the equivalent of runlevel "init 3".
Incorrect. Starting the nonfb version passes an alternative kernel boot string which disables all the fancy graphics as the computer is starting up. Under this, the system will still boot to runlevel 5, but any vitual console screens will be a standard 80x25 display, not a svga 800x600 or more.
failsafe boots to no X at all, as a single user, and is used for maintenance and rescue. This is the equivalent of runlevel "init 2".
Again incorrect. The Failsafe option starts the machine in Runlevel 1. Instead of all the system services like the X font server, Network time daemons, the sound system and the Display manager being started via init, a single-user bash shell is started.