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Old 10-09-2003, 02:40 AM   #1
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how to open MDK 9.1 nongraphical

I am usin MDK 9.1, how can I open the system with non-graphical user interface
Old 10-09-2003, 03:41 AM   #2
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You need to change your runlevel 5 (GUI) to runlevel 3 (text) in /etc/inittab.
vi /etc/inittab > i (insert) >change 5 to 3 >esc >shift : > wq and you should be in text mode the next time you boot,startx to get back into the GUI.

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thanx, I will check it out...
Old 10-10-2003, 10:18 AM   #4
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or if you use lilo its much easier to do a liloconfig and add telinit 3 or edit the lilo.conf by adding append="telinit 3"
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You can also make this change inside the Mandrake Control Center under the boot options (If I recall correctly)


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