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Old 12-01-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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Question How to boot without loading graphical interface?

Hi everybody.

I use Fedora Core 1 and I would like to know how to disabe the graphical interface on its boot.

Old 12-01-2004, 03:04 AM   #2
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Im sure that fedora has a graphical configuration for setting up what mode your linux boots into, but you can do it manualy on most distributions by editing "/etc/inittab" look at the top and read what mode you want to boot into, then edit the default mode to match this mode. Most likely it will be 5
Old 12-01-2004, 03:05 AM   #3
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Look at the file /etc/inittab

There should be a line about halfway down with a number 5 in the middle. Above it is a list running 1-6 of different startup values.
The 5 represents X11 (Graphical startup) while 3 is multiuser mode but no X11. Change it to 3 and reboot.

Of course, have to do all this as root.

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Old 12-01-2004, 03:42 AM   #4
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it workd, Thank you all
Old 12-01-2004, 03:44 AM   #5
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also, if you want to change between two modes, just do:

init 3 --> to close X session and go to console only
init 5 --> to start X server and all services, note that you can also do startx but it wont load any services associated to X


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