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Old 01-13-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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suse 8.2 - ? regarding bringing up and down the GUI

question 1: How can I make my suse 8.2 box boot to a command line instead of into the gui?

question 2: how can I launch KDE/gui from the command line in the event that I want to do work in a graphical environment

question 3: after I am done working in the graphical environment, how can I take down the GUI and get back to a command line only interface without rebooting?

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answer 2 : startx, or kde command..

answer 3 : type "init 3" when you are root or ctrl + alt + f1
Old 01-13-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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1. Edit your runlevels. As root, edit (with your favorite text editor) /etc/inittab to use runlevel 3 instead of 4 or 5 (not sure which Suse uses). Any way it should look like this:


2. type startx
3. in KDE, hit the K (equivalent to windows Start button), select quit or logout or whatever

EDIT: #3 will work after you've done #1 as it will kill X and bring you back to your default runlevel, which will be multi-user command line.

Hope this helps.

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run "init 3" to stop X (re)spawning, this can be set in /etc/inittab. at this level you start X usign "startx" and exit it normally.
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killer - thanks a million guys...


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