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Old 03-26-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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log into the command line only screen at bootup

I'm using fedora core, each time it boot up, it will automatically log into the graphical user interface,
but i would like it to be in shell prompt at startup?
pls how can i achive it and vice versa?
Old 03-26-2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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edit your /etc/inittab file and change the default run level from 5 to 3. the line to change will look something like:

Old 03-26-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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There is a line in the /etc/inittab file that needs to be changed. It is...


change it to...


in other words, chenge the 5 to a 3

Reboot and you're done. Change it back to 5 to boot into GUI again, or at the command prompt type "init 5"

Good luck.


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