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Old 01-27-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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start in text mode instead of graphical

during the installation of whiteboxlinux, I chose to login and start in graphical mode. I would like to change that to text mode now. Is there a way to make that change?
Old 01-27-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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in /etc/inittab, you can change your default runlevel to one without a gui login. This will vary from distribution to distribution, but on Debian, it is 2. (Gentoo handles this very differently).
Old 01-27-2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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There will probably be explanatory text in the /etc/inittab file telling what all the different runlevels do, and cautioning not to set the runlevel to the extreme ones (in MandrakeLinux there are seven runlevels, and runlevel 3 is the one for text login).
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Thank you very much Matir and jonr


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