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Old 05-16-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Running Internet at bootup in failsafe or TERMINAL-mode only

I'm a newbie, and I'm wondering....

How can I startup Linux in the terminal-only mode instead of GUI mode and bring up my wireless or network cable Internet connection?

How do I do this?

Old 05-16-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
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You can start your computer in console only mode by changing the default runlevel in /etc/inittab from 5 (4 in slack) to 3. I am not sure about your networking though. If its already configured to start at bootup then it will just start regardless of whether you are using a gui or not.


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