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Hello, I'm using RedHat 9. I have gui installed. But can I choose, during booting, to just boot in text mode, not start the gui?? How do I do it?? ...
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    How to boot in text mode?


    Hello,
    I'm using RedHat 9. I have gui installed. But can I choose, during booting, to just boot in text mode, not start the gui?? How do I do it??

    I know this mebe sounding very trivial to most of you, but i'm new to linux.

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    Just change a line in your "/etc/inittab" file

    Its located in near top of the file
    Code:
    id:5:initdefault:
    
    To
    
    id:3:initdefault:
    The number here will tell the system which run-level you want it to start up in. Run-level 3 is multiuser no GUI, Run-Level 5 is multiuser with X GUI

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    Re: How to boot in text mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by neomax
    Hello,
    I'm using RedHat 9. I have gui installed. But can I choose, during booting, to just boot in text mode, not start the gui?? How do I do it??

    I know this mebe sounding very trivial to most of you, but i'm new to linux.
    Follow swemic instructions you should be fine!!!

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    Thank You

    Thank You! Your suggestion solved the problem.

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