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Anyone know off hand how to get a Fedora Core install to boot up in a text terminal only, requiring one to manually start x (e.g. so I can have ...
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    Anyone know off hand how to get a Fedora Core install to boot up in a text terminal only, requiring one to manually start x (e.g. so I can have different scripts for multiple monitors, tablet/no tablet etc)

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    Log in as root and open /etc/inittab file.
    Replace
    Code:
    id:5:initdefault:
    with
    Code:
    id:3:initdefault
    Save file and Reboot machine.
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    No need to reboot the machine after editing the file. Just change the runlevel to whatever you wish using init (or telinit) e.g. to shutdown X, just enter "init 3" as root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    No need to reboot the machine after editing the file. Just change the runlevel to whatever you wish using init (or telinit) e.g. to shutdown X, just enter "init 3" as root.
    I suggested reboot for checking purpose only.
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    Well you could simply hit CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE.
    That will kill X and place you on a command line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazydog View Post
    Well you could simply hit CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE.
    That will kill X and place you on a command line.
    Thats another option, but it does not always work. Some distros are configured to automatically restart X if you run CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE (usually if you login to an X using a login manager).

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