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Old 10-19-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
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Question X11 Issue

Here's a good question that I'm trying to figure out...

X11 seems to lock up my server. Is there a way to prevent X from starting without using the server? IE open an SSH session or FTP to the config files

Old 10-19-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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This is probably possible on RedHat/Fedora (I use Slackware)

SSH into the computer and log in as root

vi /etc/inittab

You should see a section that looks like this:

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)

in the last line, change the 5 to a 3, write and quit, reboot, and you should be set!

To change to runlevel 3 without rebooting, just type (as root):
telinit 3



P.S., just checked on a fedora system, this should work.

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