Starting ubuntu in text-mode

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 23:51:09 UTC 2007


On Saturday 29 September 2007 03:23:26 Rashkae wrote:
> Neil Cherry wrote:
> > Sauro Cesaretti wrote:
> >> Hello everyone,
> >>
> >> I'm a new user of ubuntu.
> >> I've just installed ubuntu 7.04 and I'd like to set the startup in text
> >> mode.
> >> I was thinking  to change the runlevel but I didn't find the inittab
> >> file in /etc.
> >> What is that?
> >> How can I do this change?
> >> And which runlevel should I set to start in text mode?
> >> Thanks for information
> >>
> >> Best regards, Sauro
> >
> > The 'standard' for text mode has been level 3 but I can't find the
> > inittab so I don't know where to start.
>
> That would be the "Red Hat" Standard.  In default Debian, there is only
>    one full multi-user run level (I think they use 2, but memory is kind
> of faulty on the subtect).. If you wanted a runlevel for GUI and one for
> text, you'd have to create them yourself.
>

Hi

Actually there are a number of consoles. CTRL ALT and F1 through F6 are text 
consoles. F7 is the GDM again

James




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