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OK, I'm an old-time Linux user, currently running Red Hat 6.1 on my laptop and 7.3, I think, on the desktop I use for work. I just installed Red Hat 9 on a brand-new laptop, and it booted up using some horrible Windows-clone GUI I don't want to use. How do I uninstall this so I can log in in normal console mode and use startx with my normal .xinitrc, etc? -Sandra the confused...

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    Default disabling the default X GUI

    OK, I'm an old-time Linux user, currently running Red Hat 6.1 on my
    laptop and 7.3, I think, on the desktop I use for work. I just
    installed Red Hat 9 on a brand-new laptop, and it booted up using some
    horrible Windows-clone GUI I don't want to use. How do I uninstall
    this so I can log in in normal console mode and use startx with my
    normal .xinitrc, etc?

    -Sandra the confused
    Sandra Loosemore Guest

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    Sandra Loosemore <sandrafrogsonice.com> wrote:
    > OK, I'm an old-time Linux user, currently running Red Hat 6.1 on my
    > laptop and 7.3, I think, on the desktop I use for work. I just
    > installed Red Hat 9 on a brand-new laptop, and it booted up using some
    > horrible Windows-clone GUI I don't want to use. How do I uninstall
    > this so I can log in in normal console mode and use startx with my
    > normal .xinitrc, etc?
    Change this line:

    id:5:initdefault:

    in /etc/inittab to:

    id:3:initdefault:

    Then do a "telinit 3".

    Then make sure that the WM that you want is loaded, and that you have
    the .xinitrc that you want, then try startx.


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    Sandra Loosemore wrote:
    > OK, I'm an old-time Linux user, currently running Red Hat 6.1 on my
    > laptop and 7.3, I think, on the desktop I use for work. I just
    > installed Red Hat 9 on a brand-new laptop, and it booted up using some
    > horrible Windows-clone GUI I don't want to use. How do I uninstall
    > this so I can log in in normal console mode and use startx with my
    > normal .xinitrc, etc?
    .... an "old time Linux user" and you dont know this? :)
    change the default runlevel to "networking, no X" in
    your /etc/inittab file (this is normally '3'). a snippet
    from the file:

    # The default runlevel is defined here
    id:5:initdefault:
    ....^.................try a '3' here
    ..
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    On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 at 03:13 GMT, [email]jbuchanabuchanan1.net[/email] eloquently wrote:
    > Sandra Loosemore <sandrafrogsonice.com> wrote:
    >> OK, I'm an old-time Linux user, currently running Red Hat 6.1 on my
    >> laptop and 7.3, I think, on the desktop I use for work. I just
    >> installed Red Hat 9 on a brand-new laptop, and it booted up using some
    >> horrible Windows-clone GUI I don't want to use. How do I uninstall
    >> this so I can log in in normal console mode and use startx with my
    >> normal .xinitrc, etc?
    >
    > Change this line:
    >
    > id:5:initdefault:
    >
    > in /etc/inittab to:
    >
    > id:3:initdefault:
    >
    > Then do a "telinit 3".
    >
    > Then make sure that the WM that you want is loaded, and that you have
    > the .xinitrc that you want, then try startx.
    [ADDENDUM] RH has a tendency to use ~/.Xclients-default. Make
    sure you check/change this as well.

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    On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 01:59:42 GMT, Sandra Loosemore wrote:
    > OK, I'm an old-time Linux user, currently running Red Hat 6.1 on my
    > laptop and 7.3, I think, on the desktop I use for work. I just
    > installed Red Hat 9 on a brand-new laptop, and it booted up using some
    > horrible Windows-clone GUI I don't want to use.
    Look for a package of your favourite window manager. Which one do you
    want? (And start in runlevel 3.)

    RH9 doesn't have a good window manager, (there's a sawfish-1.3 package in
    rawhide, but the maintainer is a sleepyhead, add this bugfix, posted in
    April (sic!), if you want to use it. Click on 1.8 to see the diff).
    [url]http://cvs.gnome.org/bonsai/cvslog.cgi?file=%2Fsawfish%2Fscripts%2Fsawfish-menu.jl[/url]

    Achim

    Achim Linder Guest

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