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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, ...
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    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

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    Go to command line as root by alt control +f6 and open your file up and enter it.

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    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).
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    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...
    http://www.knoppix.org
    and change your inittab back.

    C@RL

    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.

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

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    Sorry

    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!!

    C@RL

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