Please support VectorLinux!

Author Topic: Linux, Linux GUI, Linux TUI... What are they?  (Read 3397 times)

omergrigg

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Linux, Linux GUI, Linux TUI... What are they?
« on: December 02, 2009, 08:31:10 am »
Hello all,
When booting VL, I get the choice between Linux, Linux GUI, and Linux TUI.
What are they, and what's the difference between them?
Which one is the best to choose?
Can I change the boot sequence so it automatically chooses a certain one and doesn't prompt me to choose?

Thanks!

kidd

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 682
Re: Linux, Linux GUI, Linux TUI... What are they?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 08:42:06 am »
AFAIK linux and linux gui are the same

linux tui boots into text mode, without loading X windows.

you can configure lilo to wait fewer seconds than the default, and you'll boot directly to your desired system.

I can't remember the exact files and commands to reconfigure lilo, but it's been answered a few times in this same forum. 

Search / google is your friend.


nightflier

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 4072
Re: Linux, Linux GUI, Linux TUI... What are they?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 08:42:18 am »
To add to kidd's post:

First and default choice boots to the mode you chose during normal install.
It can be changed using vasm > xwindow > bootset

Linux GUI gives you graphical mode.

Linux TUI gives you text mode.

You can edit /etc/lilo.conf to change several parameters, like which is default, and timeout before booting it.
After editing it (as root), run command "lilo" to activate the changes.
I highly recommend keeping the TUI option. It is your "safe mode" to go to if something breaks.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009, 08:44:18 am by nightflier »