[oclug] Starting an X Windows term
ouellep at algonquincollege.com
Tue Aug 28 15:53:33 EDT 2001
At 11:47 PM 8/27/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> > Is there a way to have Linux start up (boot) in text mode for TTY1 AND have
> > TTY2 start up either in or simply start up X Windows automatically ?
> > I'm trying to have X Windows running in one terminal while keeping the boot
> > and login process in text mode.
> > That way I can have StarOffice available on demand for PPT slides, while
> > still remaining in Text mode for demo's and lectures ...
>I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do.... Isn't it good enough
>that you can just switch back to the text terminal with a CTRL-ALT-F1,
>and then back to X with CTRL-ALT-F7 (or whichever)?
Think back to you teaching CST8201 for me - wouldn't it have been nice to
be able to show PPT slides in Linux without having to start X Windows and
StarOffice every time you wanted to do so ... it's a convenience issue :)
>Just get your box to boot directly to X and you will always have the
>text consoles available too. THe boot messages will always go to the
>text console. Or are you running some crazy distro?
No, still RH 6.2 for classes. I'm trying to get students to think of Linux
from a text console point of view FIRST, X Windows second - makes more
sense in that way for admin purposes and capabilities... so me using X
Windows off the bat defeats the purpose - "monkey see, monkey do" applies
quite readily to most students :)
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