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  1. #1

    How to not start X server

    I don't want to start X server when i run linux. Ho can I set linux to start in text mode (without starting X server)? if I press CTRL+ALT+F1 on start, i am switched to text mode, but X server is still active process. If i exit X server by KILL command, it restarts. I have Aurox Linux 9.1.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2004
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    init linux in text mode

    in /etc/inittab there is a line near the top with some thing like default:5:runlevel; change this number to 3 to start linux in text mode

  3. #3
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    Jun 2004
    Windsor, CO
    Look for this line in /etc/inittab :
    and change the 5 to a 3, that way it'll boot in run-level 3.
    If you want to goto run-level 3 temporarily (like to run an install script that you can't run with X), then just enter this in a terminal (note you need to be root!) :
    init 3
    To go back to run-level 5 (and X), just enter:
    init 5
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