[CALUG] How do I get out of X?
jjsansing at comcast.net
Sat Aug 12 11:25:45 CDT 2006
There should be a boot option, but I have never been able find out if
it is 'init=n' or 'runlevel=n' or something else (anyone? ;~).
But if you can get to /etc/inittab, change the default to the appropriate
run level and reboot. Note that I always set mine to runlevel 3 and
run startx after logging in. I have only had a few problems with X,
but when it hits, it hurts.
# runlevel 0 is System halt (Do not use this for initdefault!)
# runlevel 1 is Single user mode
# runlevel 2 is Local multiuser without remote network (e.g. NFS)
# runlevel 3 is Full multiuser with network
# runlevel 4 is Not used
# runlevel 5 is Full multiuser with network and xdm
# runlevel 6 is System reboot (Do not use this for initdefault!)
Later . . . Jim
John Alan Hastings wrote:
>Browne at t-online.de wrote:
>>Hmmm, guess I haven't needed to do this since quite a few
>>releases ago. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics driver
>>(to NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run), which means
>>I have to get out of X. As I recall, there was always a menu
>>option at the login screen to log in without X running, but now
>>with RH AS3, I see no such option. Killing X, and everything
>>that looks connected to X, only results in it automatically
>>restarting. init 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 (it doesn't seem to matter)
>>just causes the machine to reboot all the way back to run
>>level 6. What obvious solution am I missing?
>>TIA - Ed
>It doesn't sound quite right. Init 3 should take you to full multiuser
>with net but without X. Init 4 should be undefined and I don't know
>what it would do.
>I would do a CTRL-ALT-F1 and log in as root at the system console and do
> an init 1 there. This is single user, no net and no X.
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