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Old 03-07-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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Boot to command prompt

After running a SuSE Linux 9 installation for a while as a desktop machine I'd like to use it as a server and stop it booting to KDE and just bring up a simple login screen, leaving everything else untouched.

How is this done? I've been searching for a bit but found nothing that answers this.

Thanks in advance,
Old 03-07-2004, 12:07 PM   #2
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Not sure about in SuSE, but take a look in /etc/inittab and change the line:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:5:initdefault: - (or whatever it is)

to id:3:initdefault
Old 03-07-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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Look at your /etc/inittab file and change the default runlevel to 3
Old 03-07-2004, 12:08 PM   #4
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The default init level is set in /etc/inittab. I don't know exactly for Suse but should be somewhat the same to my Debian:

#/etc/inittab: init(8) configuration.
# $Id: inittab,v 1.91 2002/01/25 13:35:21 miquels Exp $

# The default runlevel.

This says that the default runlevel is 5 (GUI/X11) runlevel 3 should be the "console" only runlevel
Check "man init" for more hints

Old 03-08-2004, 03:24 AM   #5
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Now you guys are really fast - 3 replies in as many minutes. Many thanks for the info.



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