On Sun, 6 Jan 2002 16:01:31 +0100, Maarten Volders aKa ShadowDancer
>Does anyone know how to switch from the SuSE gui to the commandline linux,
>so not the console that you can open in SuSE gui. Or can't you switch
>within the gui and do you have to do this at startup? Could anyone give me
You can switch between X (your GUI) and a Virtual Console with
where n 1 to 6 are consoles, 7 will take you back to the primary X display,
if you have other X sessions running they will be on 8 and 9 and so on,
10 is for system messages.
If you want to more permanently move between X and console you can change
the runlevel. To do this on-the-fly you can use the init command eg
$ init 3
will move to a multiuser runlevel with networking but no X.
$ init 5
will move to multiuser, networking and X. (0 is halt, 6 reboot and 1 single
user no networking). init will handle the starting and stopping of any
To set the default runlevel that your machine boots to on startup you can
either change the entry in /etc/inittab of default runlevel or use
yast->system administration->Login configuration.
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