On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Emmanuel Stone wrote:
> I got a copy of RH at LAID and so because it was in a nice box i decided
> to upgrade mt 5.2 version, Now the problem is that on the recommendation
> of the manual i changed the fonts server in XF86Config to whatever new
> xfs they have got in the new version evidently it isn't working and x
> doesn't start, howver the problem is that it's also decided to boot me
> straight into a graphical display xdm i presume maybe gdm and i cannot
> get access to the console or even soft reboot i've tried a boot disk but
> it still auto boots into the gui. any ideas?
At the lilo prompt, type
this will get you to a command line. Then edit /etc/inittab
this file describes what happens at each runlevel. Your default runlevel
is currently 5 which is go straight to X. You want to make it 3 so you
have a command line by default. Look for a line that looks like
It should be near the top of the file. Change it to read
init 3 (or reboot if you prefer) and you will have a normal command line.
Now you can fix up X to make it work again. Change inittab back when
you're finished if you like.
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