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Old 10-09-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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remove startup to xwindow?

when my RH finish loading everything during the bootup, it would start strait into xwindow. does anyone which files can disable this?
Old 10-09-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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ur default runlevel must be set to 5 for it to do this.
edit the /etc/inittab file to make it 2 or some.
Old 10-10-2003, 07:08 AM   #3
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I use Mandrake 9.0, and the way I did it was edit a line in /etc/inittab, where it read
I changed it to read
Read any comments above this line, yours may be different. Whatever you do, don't put in the number corresponding with "reboot", as the system will constantly reboot, requiring a start with your Linux emergency boot disc and a re-editing of the /etc/inittab file.
If you do it right, you'll wind up in console mode, just log in there.
Old 10-10-2003, 09:07 AM   #4
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Most distros use '0' for shutdown, '6' for reboot, and '3' for multiuser command-line. It's the runlevel for graphical login that varies the most from distro to distro.
Old 10-10-2003, 11:18 AM   #5
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i just commented out the place where i start xdm from inittab... but i use gentoo, did not come like that by default i had to PUT it in there so it's quite possible your soupose to do it diff


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