Remote Console ERA PE2650

Sean Bruno sean.bruno at
Mon May 10 16:05:00 CDT 2004

Thanks for responding to my post.  I'm glad that someone is paying
attention to this list!

Actually, what I was looking for was "how to" use the remote console
from the DRAC when X is running.  I need the X server to be running on
these servers so that some terminals can utilize XDMCP to connect to

Is there any way to get the remote console working in this

On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 13:19, nathan r. hruby wrote:
> 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:
> 	id:5:initdefault:
> to read
> 	id:3:initdefault:
> 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"
> -n
Sean Bruno
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