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Hi! I'm a newbie in Linux. Can I have a question?

I have installed Redhat Linux 9.0 in my computer. Default, I choose boot it in X-Window, and everytime I start Linux, it  go to X-Window mode.

Now I want when it boot, I go to Console mode. But I don't know how to do.

Can you help me!
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get into console mode login as root or use sudo to change  the file /etc/inittab

there is an entry as below

#
# inittab       This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#               the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author:       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
#               Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:3:initdefault:                                                                             <--- change this from 5 to 3

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

save the file and reboot, this will change the boot up to console mode instead of X-windows

after console mode, if you want to activate the X - windows, you can use startx to get into X-windows

hope this can help :)
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by:mrcuongnv
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Thank you! Very well!
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