How to Turn Off the GUI

Hi friends,

I was just wondering how to turn off the GUI in Fedora.  I also would like the GUI to not start automatically after reboot.  I want it to go to the command line, whereupon I can type "startx" to start the GUI if I want to.

Thank you so much,

Jazon from Jacksonville, FL
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you have to edit the

/etc/inittab file
and change the line





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Hi all you need to do is change runlevel in /etc/initab to 3 witch is text mod. Now you have number 5 which is GUI

example from /etc/inittab:

# The default runlevel.

there is a typo in my first post


should read as


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avizit you have been typing very fast that's why this typo, I got 4 min delay in compare to you...:-))

piratepatrol another option is that if you want command prompt an also have your GUI running you can switch to it from GUI by using CTRL+ALT+F[1-6] function keys. To go back to GUI just ALT+F7. It's more quicker :-)

No luxana , I always copy paste .. ( I am a lousy typist )  ;)
but the damn website had the typo ;)
:-) I also copy and paste but straight from linux box.

piratepatrolAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for your help.  I gave 250 points to each of you.  Have a good day....Jazon
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