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Old 06-18-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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Arrow Automatic RedHat booting

When i turn on my linux box it goes straight to the dos-like enviroment. Then i have to boot from there. Is there anyway that i can get it to boot into redhat automatically. I've been trying to figure it out for a while. any suggestions?

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dos-like? Do you mean a linux command line interface?

If so then you just need to edit /etc/inittab and change the initdefault line from 3 to 5.
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it is already set to 5
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How do i get out of XWindows back to The command line based screen

I have set my XWindows to a unsuitable resolution and so i can't see anything on my also starts up automatically in xwindows and so i need a command which will bring me back to the command line screen....

does ctrl atl F1 still work for linux 9?

or could anyone give me any hints?


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