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Re: Fedora 11: Problem switching to single user mode (runlevel 1)



> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 17:10:57 +0000,
>   g <geleem bellsouth net> wrote:
> > 
> > if you want runlevel 1, you need to boot to runlevel 1 from start.
> 
> You can use the telinit command to switch run levels. Doing this from
> an X session is going to drop your session, so you want to be OK with
> that before doing it.

Hello
I understand all of that.  On Fedora 8, if I would be in runlevel 5, and 
wanted to do the closest thing I could short of rebooting, I would, as root, 
run "/sbin/telinit 1"  I would eventually come to a command prompt.  I would 
then do "/sbin/telinit 5" and return to X.  But, my question still has not 
been covered.  For convenience sake, I will quote it here:

>My problem is that if I run "/sbin/telinit 1" from a terminal while in
>runlevel 5, the normal messages appear and everything LOOKS fine, but then I
> am dumped to a plain black screen with no apparent way of escape.  I
> actually have to reboot to get out of it...

Like the question says, instead of ending up at a command prompt, I am dumped 
to a plain black screen with no apparent way to get out.  The only way to get 
out of it is to hit the reset button on my computer and reboot.  If I phrased 
all of that clearly, you probably see the difference (for me anyway) between 
running "/sbin/telinit 1" on Fedora 8 and Fedora 11.

Steven P. Ulrick


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