toggling between graphic and text mode

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe_alfaro at
Mon Nov 24 22:16:31 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 17:45, Christoph Wickert wrote:

> > I'm new to the graphical interface in Fedora (and RedHat for that matter).
> > I happened to install in graphic mode and cannot work in text mode any
> > longer.
> If you don't want X to be started automatically, edit /etc/inittab:
> Change: id:5:initdefault:
> to:     id:3:initdefault:
> You can login on the console, the "startx".
> If you also want to disable graphical booting, edit
> /boot/grub/grub.conf:
> Delete "rhgb" from the kernel command line.
> Or:
> Edit /etc/sysconfig/init:
> set "GRAPHICAL=no" instead of yes.

Or you can also press Ctrl+Alt+F1 from within X to switch to a text
console :-) Then, to go back to graphical mode (which usually sits at
console #7), you can press Alt+F7 from any text console.

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