Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Dear All, My application works in console mode(CUI). However, I also need the GUI because my application launches the web browser on receiving a event. After viewing the web browser, ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12

    Starting linux in console mode in init level 5


    Dear All,

    My application works in console mode(CUI). However, I also need the
    GUI because my application launches the web browser on receiving a event.
    After viewing the web browser, the user then again switch to the console mode
    .

    To satisfy this need ,I require my application to boot in console mode but
    with GUI also loaded .Is there any way , so that my application starts in
    console mode and when I press <Alt> + <Ctrl> + F7 , it switches to GUI mode
    .Please note that I donot want to use startx after making default init level 3,because I need the X server to get loaded at the boot time itself.

    The crux of the whole scenario is that I want my application to boot in initlevel 5 and in console mode.Or it should switch to the console mode itself after first logging into GUI mode.

    waiting for a timely response!

    Regards,
    Arun Tayal

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Harrow, UK
    Posts
    1,206
    Why not just use ctrl-alt-F1 to get to the console?
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
    www.hrussman.entadsl.com

  3. #3
    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    West Yorks
    Posts
    4,393
    You probably just need to boot into to a GUI (runlevel 5), login and let your program run from an xterm.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •