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Old 08-27-2003, 05:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Prevent X from starting automatically

Hello there!

Installed RedHat - and finally made my Wireless card hook up - and work But now i would like to start up in a console only - not start X... But how?

I tried using 'telinit 3' - but im not sure that i got it right

What do i do?

// Yoc.
Old 08-27-2003, 05:53 PM   #2
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You could search the site - lots of threads. Not sure about RH, but probably edit /etc/inittab and change the line about default runlevel from 5 to 3.
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edit your /etc/inittab to start in runlevel 3 and not 5..

mentioned all the time on this site.. a search in the future might have the answer...
Old 08-27-2003, 05:59 PM   #4
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Yeah, thanks - i've read about that - but i dont have the /etc/inittab - file... Should i create it? What should it contain? Only:

/sbin/telinit 3

....or? Btw - thanks for FAST responds :P

// Yoc.
Old 08-27-2003, 06:23 PM   #5
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Um. I think you've *got* to have that or your system won't boot. Or will hang *at* boot, anyway. How are you looking for it? 'ls /etc/inittab' returns nothing?
Old 08-27-2003, 06:26 PM   #6
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You definitely have to have it or it won't boot.
Old 08-27-2003, 06:31 PM   #7
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Does Red Hat still install pine? If so, try this:

pico -w /etc/inittab

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project


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