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  1. #1

    Exclamation Need help with Runlevel 4

    My slackware install defaulted to runlevel 3, so i went into /etc/inittab and changed it to runlevel 4, now when i start it up it just displays a black screen, is there a way to change this? or a way to change it /etc/inittab back to runlevel 3? thanks your help is very much appreciated

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Scranton, Pa
    Go to command line as root by alt control +f6 and open your file up and enter it.

  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    The Hot Humid South
    Chances are your X configuration wasn't done, did you go through "xorgconfig" before? If not, do that on a terminal (just go to a tty as described above) by running xorgconfig. Once you're done just restart X (ALT+CTRL+BACKSPACE).
    "Today you are freer than ever to do what you want, provided you can pay for it!" --Bad Religion

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  5. #4

    Smile Just....

    Well it sounds like you can't get ANYTHING on your screen right??? SO my add vice is to eather... Install slackware again or download "Knoppix" at...
    and change your inittab back.


    I have the same thing on my comp (well that is it boots up into "init run level 3"), but I haven't tried to fix it yet.

  6. #5
    ignore the person aboves "add vice", just use xorgconfig to setup your Xorg properly

  7. #6


    I am very sorry that "Kern" said not to take my advice (yes he was right), altho I missunderstood you and gave you bad advice, and it looks like I acted like a "Know-It-All" (by the way I wrote the my last post) so VERY SORRY!!


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