Remote Console ERA PE2650

nathan r. hruby nhruby at
Mon May 10 15:20:00 CDT 2004

On Mon, 10 May 2004, Sean Bruno wrote:

> How do you get the remote console working when X is running?  I want the
> "text" console not the X server output on the console?

Control-Alt-F1 though Control-Alt-F6 take you to one of the six virtual consoles
running in text mode from X.  Once there, Alt-F7 will take you back to the
virtual console X is running on.

To prevent the box from ever starting in X at boot (the command startx
will start X once you are logged in), edit /etc/inittab and change
the line reading:
to read
This will change the default runlevel from 5 (muti-user boot with X) to 3
(muti-user boot).  To make the system switch into runlevel 3 use the
command "telinit 3"

nathan hruby <nhruby at>
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