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Old 08-14-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
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How to get into CUI rather than GUI When system boots


How to start bash and how to to log into it ?

dont consider it silly .
Generally when system boots graphical desktop will come .so I dont want to go to graphical interface when system boots , but I want to go for prompt(CUI) directly , and also how to get graphical interface from prompt ?

how to do that ?

help..................................
 
Old 08-14-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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edit /etc/inittab to change the default runlevel to 3.
use startx to graphical interface.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 07:55 AM   #3
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to boot to a command-prompt you should change the file /etc/inittab:

in mine it says nearly at the start:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:

change the 4 to 3 , then you will get a command-prompt at boot.
use ' startx ' to start the gui.

but !!! i don t know what distro you are using ( i use slackware ) and i think the startup-sequence
might be different in other distro's. ??

egag
 
Old 08-14-2004, 09:17 AM   #4
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init levels are the same in all the Linux OS
i do not think you shoulkd get any different init level in all other linux(i have seen this in xandros,redhat,mandrake,fedora,peanut)

regards


gaurav
 
Old 08-14-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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debian is a little different. the default runlevel is 2, i think.
 
  


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