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In order to install some drivers for my system i need to run a few commands in the terminal.

 

However the program it boots wont do its thing if X is active.

 

Im running Fedora core 5, and it just boots right into x which takes my user information and loads a desktop.

 

I tried using the commandline in X without booting KDE, but it still wouldnt do it, it wants no X at all.

 

How do i get Fedora to boot a Terminal w/ out booting X? Do i need some command line parameters in my GRUB?

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login as root

 

su -

 

then edit a file called 'inittab'

 

vi /etc/inittab

 

change the id:5 to id:3

 

save the file by typing :wq then reboot

 

to revert back to X change the 3 back to 5

 

or issue 'startx' as a normal user

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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