[nSLUG] Fwd:

Tim Barrington tim at cbnet.ns.ca
Mon May 13 02:22:14 ADT 2002

oops sorry my mistake. thanks for straightening out the C+A+backspace/F1
thing Peter.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Cordes" <peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca>
To: <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Fwd:

> On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 01:04:32PM -0300, Tim Barrington wrote:
> > If its just a problem with Xwindows I believe the ctrl+alt+backspace
> > exit from it and put you at a prompt or you could boot up into a
> > without the Xwindows. With mandrake you just type linux 3 at the boot
> > it may be similar for redhat.
>  C+A+backspace will tell the X server to shut down, but XDM (the graphical
> login thing) will just start another X server.  Use C+A+F1 to switch back
> a text console.  linux 3 from the LILO prompt will put you in runlevel 3,
> which doesn't run XDM.  This is what you want.  Until you solve the X
> problem, you can make runlevel 3 the default by editting /etc/inittab.
> (change the initdefault entry.)
> --
> #define X(x,y) x##y
> Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter at llama.nslug. , ns.ca)
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>  Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
>  my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BCE
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