VMWare Tools and Ubuntu - Text mode login.

Karl-Heinz Schulz karlheinz at khschulz.com
Mon Oct 3 12:21:24 UTC 2005

You can run the tools also inside "X".
I installed the tools with 5.04 and 5.10

What error do you receive?
What is your VMware version?

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Vagmi Mudumbai
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 8:14 AM
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: VMWare Tools and Ubuntu - Text mode login.

Hi All,

I have a small newbie question.

I am running Ubuntu in my office as a VM. I need to install the VMWare
tools package on it. But VMWare tools needs to be run outside the 'X'
mode. How do I boot to a text only mode. My previous linux knowledge
tells me that i need to set the runlevel in the /etc/inittab file. I
tried setting the default runlevel's value to 3 and rebooting the
machine. But it still loaded X and started the GDM. How do I boot to
CUI mode?


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