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Old 04-13-2003, 05:36 PM   #1
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turning off graphic login

I've recently put on Linux rh 7.1 onto my old compaq, and exploring the joys of linux.

one thing which I want to do is go from a graphic login to a text based login. I want to be able to start the x server by typing startx.

Now. things I've tried.
/etc/inittab - changing this from id:5 .... to id:3..... -> no change.
switchdesk -> this doesnt give me an option to use text based login.

any other direction I should try?

Old 04-13-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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/etc/inittab - changing this from id:5 .... to id:3..... -> no change.
This should work unless the runlevel is being set by appending "5" to the kernel arguments at boot.
Old 04-13-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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check /etc/rc3.d/ and /etc/rc5.d/

Assuming both start X, I'm assuming both have a link to xdm, kdm, etc. First check that this is just a symbolic link (presumably to /etc/init.d/xdm). If so, then just remove the symbolic link, and xdm, kdm, etc. won't start and you'll be met with a tty login.
Old 04-14-2003, 03:52 AM   #4
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Thanks people, will check them out.


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