Re: Spontaneously aborting X startup during Linux boot process
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- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:21:05 +0100
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I searched it and turned up to be pretty simple.
It's just needed to append the runlevel number to the kernel line, something like this example:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30 root=/dev/sda2 ro 3
You can instruct the OS to boot into a diffrent run level by editing the kernel line before you boot it in grub. It will affect only that boot.
I don't have the comand syntex infront of me, but a google for it should produce the info.
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:06:31 +0100
Subject: Spontaneously aborting X startup during Linux boot process
I broke my X (again) trying to install a graphics device driver on my Vostro 1000, so now I don't have video and the keyboard does not respond.
I just need to be able to change to a console tty and restore the previous xorg.conf. But as X starts automatically I can't manage to do that before X crashes and I lose the keyboard again... do you know of a way of changing the runlevel to just console (no X) or aborting X startup during Linux boot process (some key combination or anything).
I'm running Debian Lenny.