1. Re: 5. Re: single user mode (Hans Henry von Tresckow), (Bruce Marshall)

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Sun Jan 9 15:55:16 UTC 2011

On Sunday, January 09, 2011, Brian Wootton wrote:
>  means that from boot-up the single user prompt comes on screen, I get 
> as far as
> typing in a userid and a few characters of the relevant passwd then KDE
> blots this out with the 'windows' multi-login  box, and I can only log 
> in to the
> full multi-user OS
> I see no sign of a grub menu. Aside from this, does 'telinit 1' work on 
> your 64 bit machine?

What you said above means you are NOT getting into single user mode...  KDE 
should not be started...  (or kdm that is)

I'm not aware of the reason why you are not getting a grub menu but that would 
be the first thing to look into.

Other than that, when the KDE password screen comes up (which really is KDM I 
think)  you should be able to press CTL-F2  (for example and get yourself to a 
console screen...   Which you can also do at any time while KDE is running.

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