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Old 02-21-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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init 3 from term in KDE on FC3


Should the command init 3 shut down x server and leave me at a command prompt?

I have no luck with that command.

I know how to reboot and log out and poweroff. I can even edit my start up files so that x doesnt start but I cant kill it. Well I can kill it but that drops me to some place I am unable to work with.

Help Please!


thanks
 
Old 02-21-2005, 10:14 PM   #2
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Try "telinit 3".
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:51 AM   #3
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nope no luck I did a man telinit and read up on it and according to the man it should work. however i get a no such command response.

the /usr/bin directory is in my path. I have even tried ./init 3 from the directory that contains init

no luck
 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:50 AM   #4
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Try ctrl-alt-fx (where x is a number between 1 and 6). The login as root and do "init 3".
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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Were you logged in as root when you initated telinit 3?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:05 AM   #6
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well I was logged in as my user account but did and SU login at the command prompt before issuing the command.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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Did you try the command I posted coz it definitely works.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 02:20 PM   #8
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well I figured it out.

It turns out that my init command is in /usr/sbin and that folder is not in my path and should be.

Well I think it should be.

So I got init 3 to work but it doesnt drop me at a command prompt it runs through a list of services it kills but then sort ends in limbo and just sits there.

I think this has something to do with the services in each run level. I was playing around with that stuff to get rid of crap I dont need on a workstation like sendmail and other server oriented services.

Anyway thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 02:54 AM   #9
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Sometimes just pressing "enter" will get you to the prompt or try login into another virtual terminal.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:41 AM   #10
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I tried enter but that didnt do anything. I ended up powering off my computer
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:36 AM   #11
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You could have logged into another virtual terminal by doing alt-f2 (or any number till 6), you would be dropped to a console and either run "init 3" again or if your system was already in runlevel 3, you could have continued with what you wanted to do without a reboot.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:59 AM   #12
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you mean ctrl-alt-f2
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #13
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MySolution

Hi,

my solution is the following:

Just reboot - at grub mark your boot entry
press E - and insert behind your entry a blank and 3.
That means:

Code:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.766-FC3 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet 3
When done press "B". (for boot)
Your system well boot into runlevel 3.

Would be a good idea to create such an entry
for your /etc/grub.conf anyway.

coder22
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:01 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by uman
you mean ctrl-alt-f2
ctrl-alt-f2 would work if you are in a GUI environment, but alt-f2 would work if you were not running a GUI. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think thats correct
 
  


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