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Old 09-02-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Question From kdm to Console


I've got Mandrake Linux 9.1 installed on my computer and everything is running fine.

But I'm missing something with kdm. I checked out Debian and some other Distros before I finally decided for Mandrake. I remember that Debian has the option to shut down kdm to the console. That specific option was located in the menu which also offers restarting the X-Server. Mandrake does not offer shutting down kdm to console by default, but I like to include that possibility into my display manager.

I already had a look at kdm's documentation on KDE's website, but it didn't mention how to do what I want.

Maybe one of you experts knows how to teach kdm to switch to run-level 3 and kill itself.
Old 09-02-2003, 12:52 PM   #2
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I'm not sure or if the option can be put in kdm options. There are three ways that might help you though.

1. You can switch to a command-line terminal by pressing
and get back to the GUI with

2. As root, edit the /etc/inittab file. Change the line
to read
then run the command
telint q
This will cause the machine to start in runlevel 3 (command-line mode) permanently. Just type startx to get to the GUI

3. Type
telinit 3
in a terminal
This will return to command-line mode
changes will not be permanent

Hope this helps


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