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Halsafar

Force Mandriva 2006 to boot to console / shutdown X-Server

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Okay I need to start the x-server manually. startx --dpi 100 I've been informed of a few ways but none work. I tried Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, but kills everything and immediatly re-opens KDM... How can I get the system to boot and end up at a console log-in screen. Or How can I shutdown the X-Server after boot and re-open it myself?

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How can I get the system to boot and end up at a console log-in screen.

Become root, and open /etc/inittab, as it's the file responsible for the general state your system boots into. You'll see something like this (mine's off an Arch box, so your comment header might have a different format ) :
Quote:
from /etc/inittab
#
# /etc/inittab
#

# Runlevels:
# 0 Halt
# 1(S) Single-user
# 2 Not used
# 3 Multi-user
# 4 Not used
# 5 X11
# 6 Reboot

id:5:initdefault:

... other stuff

As the comments indicate, change the first line to read
Quote:
id:3:initdefault

and reboot. You will be greeted with a console.

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