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Old 05-08-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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Easy to load good distro, but have question for the experts.


Wow even worked the first time, never had that kinda luck with any other distro.

How can I make it start without any X / gui?

It won't let you even see devices like fd0 where is it, is it compiled into the kernel?

I want to be able to get in a play with and see all files, how to get access? I want to be able to start and stop the gui.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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How can I make it start without any X / gui?
Edit your /etc/inittab and change
Code:
id:4:initdefault:
to
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
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It won't let you even see devices like fd0 where is it, is it compiled into the kernel?
Load the floppy module to be able to mount your floppy:
Code:
modprobe floppy
or you can do the same with the modules app from inside the Zenwalk Control Panel. Read the manual for more details.

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I want to be able to get in a play with and see all files, how to get access? I want to be able to start and stop the gui.
What do you mean "see all files"? You can toggle hidden files on/off in your file manager by pressing Ctrl-H any time. And you can do
Code:
init 3
from a root terminal anytime to get to init 3 (no X)and then
Code:
init 4
again as root to load everything back again. Or even
Code:
startx
when you are at init 3 to only start your favourite DE, without the need for a login manager.

Last edited by gapan; 05-09-2009 at 05:00 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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Okay edited the etc/inittab file like you posted and also a line in it about respawing x I commented it out with #. It will go to the initial Zenwalk terminal that shows verboise during boot up, that is still a gui type thingy. How to kill that? What file starts it up?

Thanks
 
Old 05-10-2009, 11:39 PM   #4
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Zenwalk sure doesn't like the command line. Why do you need the modprobe ?
Ingraphic its all easy.
Still got the blue terminal at start up, I've tried all kinds of things. Is that in the kernel?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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That's no "gui". It's the bootsplash. If you want to remove that too, you will have to edit your /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo, but I don't understand why you would want to do that.

And I sure don't understand this:
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Zenwalk sure doesn't like the command line. Why do you need the modprobe ?
Ingraphic its all easy.
You either like the command line or you don't, which one is it? Either way, I have already pointed you to the equivalent way of doing the modprobe from a gui.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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I did try editing that, it still came on. The reason, first of all so I can see it. I don't like the resolution of it, nor the lettering on a blue background, on that PC I'm learning it. If I put in on another pc I may leave it as is. Normal start up etc.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 02:20 AM   #7
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You have to run lilo to apply the updates.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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Ah doesn't rebooting it run lilo? Thats what I did.
 
  


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