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    how to boot into Prompt instead of X windows?


    hey guys..i'm new to linux and i just wanted to know how do i boot into the prompt shell instead of the X windows system In Linux redhat 9 (Shrike) Kernel version 2.4.20-8
    I want to install drivers for my video card (NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5600) and i have to have x down to do it...i tried a search here and across the internet...but i come up with nothing...it seems like this should be easy since Recompiling my kernel to support NTFS was harder.

    Any help would be greatly apprciated...thanks


    Nismo

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    Edit your /etc/inittab as root and change the line that says init:5:runlevel (summat like that). Make the 5 a 3.
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    thanks...problem solved. Video is awesome now...thank you Sarumont.


    Nismo

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