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Old 10-16-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Question Changin Graphical Login to command line login

Hi, I have Linux RedHat 9 running in a PIII machine.

When Installing RH9 I setup the login to be in Graphical Mode.

How can I change the loging to be in command line mode?

I went to the system options, and system tools but I couldn't find anything to change it.

I need to change it in order to make a Video Card driver install. I have a TNT 32mb, I download the drivers from . But when installing it says that I have to close all kind of X. So If I have Graphical Login I will always have X running.
Thats why I want to change the Graphical Login to Command Line.
After the driver is installed Then I will like to change it back to Graphical Mode.

So, I will also need to know how can I change how to change from Command Line mode to Graphical Mode.

Thanks a lot.

Old 10-16-2003, 03:50 PM   #2
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If you want to do a one of chang while the system is running:
init 3

Then to get back to graphical:
init 5

To change it at boot time - edit your bootlaoder config (you can do thi interactively just as it comes on the screen). just append " 3" (space 3 no quotes) to the line beginning with "kernel".
Old 10-16-2003, 10:43 PM   #3
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In your etc/inittab file there should be a line something like:

Change the 5 to 3 and the system will boot to the terminal


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