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Old 03-03-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Changing login screen on RedHat 9.0

Here's a real general question:
Right now, my login screen has a GUI. I want to switch to the text based one. The one I want to switch to appears after the setup screen then quickly changes to the graphical login screen. Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 03-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
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There's a couple of ways to do this. Here's the only one that I know of though...

1. As root, open up /etc/inittab
2. Go to the line that says "id::5::initdefault"
3. Change the "5" to "3".
4. Reboot.

To get the gui login back, switch the "3" back to "5".

This is called the default "runlevel". If redhat has a runlevel editor, you might want to use such a utility instead of editing this file manually. Either way will work but messing this file up can be bad.
Old 03-03-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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Thank you. I had to edit inittab instead of initdefault


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