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Old 07-13-2003, 08:48 PM   #1
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RH 9.0 qss

hi there

i have just installed rh 9.0 3 cd dist. Ummm i couldnt find any rpm management stuff, no kpackage....

There is no option in logout dialog for console, how can i return to console and get rid of X...

Any suggestions...thnx
Old 07-13-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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I don't use Red Hat 9, but I do have a machine running Red Hat 8. All versions of Red Hat should come with Red Hat's package management system. The GUI package manager they provide only allows you to add/remove packages from the installation CDs. To go beyond that, then you'll have to get acquianted with rpm on the command line.

Another option would be to search or for a package manager that suits your tastes. You may have to install it from source, but that's not difficult.

You can access virtual consoles by hitting Control-Alt-F1 through Control-Alt-F5. There may be more, it depends on how many virtual consoles Red Hat creates. You may also have to add a Shift in the key sequence... I can't remember for sure. You can return to the X session with the same key sequence. X is usually the last virtual console defined.

To actually kill your X session, you can use Control-Alt-Backspace. That is supposed to kill the X server. It's an abrupt exit, and I don't know if Gnome or KDE like it, but it should work.

To disable starting X everytime you boot, you'll need to change your inittab file to specify runlevel 3 instead of 5.


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