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Old 04-10-2002, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question How to keep X from starting?

I've had Red Hat 7.1 installed for awhile. When I installed it, I configured it to use a graphical login. How do I reconfigure my system so that it boots to a command line login instead of the graphical login? I've searched everywhere, but can't seem to find this information.

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Old 04-10-2002, 06:26 PM   #2
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you need to change the runlevel in the /etc/inittab file. different runlevels boot in various ways - into single user mode, into graphical mode, or into your regular login. the runlevels vary from distro to distro - but there's probably a comment in the inittab file that tells you what level you want. it's probably going to be 3 or 5... i can't remember offhand .
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...and the magic line in /etc/inittab would be:


In Redhat, changing the 5 to 3 will boot you to the command line.
Old 04-10-2002, 08:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. That's what I was looking for. Worked just as you said.


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