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Old 12-13-2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question How do I disable booting into graphic login on Fedora 4

Hi, i would like to know how to disable graphical bootup on Fedora Core 4, since I am struggling to install my ATI drivers with the modules still loaded and I can't get them to unload.

Please assist.

Thnx a lot
Old 12-13-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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as root edit the /etc/inittab file. Change id:5:initdefault: to this id:3:initdefault:

You could also type init 3 at the commandline then kill kdm, gdm or xdm proccess (Type killall gdm).

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The easy way is to press any key when the Grub splash screen is displayed. Highlight the Linux boot choice and press the 'e' key, highlight the line that begins with something like 'kernel /vmlinuz' and press the 'e' key again. Arrow over to the end of the line and add a space followed by the number three (3). When done press the 'Enter' key followed by the 'b' key.
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Edit grub.conf and edit line that grub uses to boot and remove rhgb quiet
It will now only boot text only.
To stop X starting automatically edit /etc/inittab and change default runlevel from 5 to 3.
Old 12-14-2005, 06:56 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for your assistance, it worked like a charm. Now I just need to do my drivers.


Thanks again guys.


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