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Old 03-22-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
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Question Disable XWindow on Startup

I'm using Redhat 8.0 , and im wondering how to disable Xwindow from starting on boot up.

I'm using VMware workstation and Redhat is running as a virtual machine, i can't configure the VMware-linux-tools because it needs to have XWindow shut down before i can do this.

But i can't figure out how to disable automatic XWindow startup, or even how to stop Xwindow without reboot.

I managed to do this in Mandrake Linux 8.1 by using the Mandrake Control Center.

Redhat doesen't seem to have anything like that, at least that i can find.

Please help me.
Old 03-22-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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try to change the runlevel by opening up an xterm:
init 3 # this should drop you to console
init 1 # this will drop you to a single user mode...very limited, but helps fix stuff.
Old 03-22-2003, 02:47 PM   #3
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Edit your /etc/inittab file and find the line that says something like:


Change it to read:


and reboot

Then when you wanna get back into X, type startx.

Last edited by Wynd; 03-22-2003 at 02:48 PM.


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