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Old 11-17-2004, 01:58 AM   #1
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How do I exit the X server


How do I exit the X server and set my default run level boot to a
vga console and not boot directly into X ?
I don't know how to edit /etc/inittab. anyone can help me?
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:18 AM   #2
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It should be one of the settings in the configuration wizard of your menu. which distro do you use? To temporarily go out of X, do
init 3
as root.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:20 AM   #3
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I'm still fairly new and don't know how to make it so X doesn't load on start-up but to exit X to the command-line use ctrl-alt-backspace.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 02:28 AM   #4
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It should be one of the settings in the configuration wizard of your menu. which distro do you use? To temporarily go out of X, do
init 3
as root.
I'm using RedHat Linux WS3
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:13 AM   #5
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I don't know how to edit /etc/inittab. anyone can help me?
Open /etc/inittab with your favorite editor and change the line:
id:x:initdefault:
where x is your current runlevel (probably 5). Replace it with the CLI runlevel (usually 3). You can read /etc/inittab to see what are the runlevels for your distro.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:07 PM   #6
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when I open /etc/inittab in emacs, there is nothing there for me to correct/change. what should I do ??
I am trying to install latest nvidia driver for the graphic card but I already have nvidia quadro FX(genetic) installed when I installed Redhat. I cannot use # "nvidia --install" to do the update, so i guess I have to start-over......=(
 
  


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