Originally Posted by theozz
Ok, I'm a little perplexed by this one and maybe its just me, but I can't find much on it.
I'm running Fedora 14 x86_64 on a couple of different machines. In some instances X doesn't shut down when running init 3.
Has anyone else experienced this behavior?
I have one new F14 32-bit install, and I was kind of pleasantly surprised that it seems to obey traditional runlevel stuff as my first hassle with new installs is always getting it to stop booting into the GUI. I haven't found one that won't yet. When I do, I'll ditch that distro, but I think it is very unlikely as a primary use of linux is on servers where no GUI is installed at all, so nothing essential can depend on such and the people in charge know that.
Anyway, here's what worked for me: in /etc/inittab you will find a line like this
Change the 5 to a 3. Reboot. You should get a text console login.