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An OS X keyboard shortcut reference
Authored by: jasongutierrez on Apr 22, '05 03:35:27PM

This isn't really a short cut, but UNIX geeks might enjoy it. You have to make sure that your login window is set to prompt for the user name and password. That said, logout of CMD + Shift + Q. When you are presented with the login promt, enter ">console" in the username area and hit return. Viola, you are running OSX without the GUI.



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An OS X keyboard shortcut reference
Authored by: roger69 on Apr 22, '05 05:01:45PM

Very cool!

Anyone know if there's a way to do this automatically on boot?



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An OS X keyboard shortcut reference
Authored by: cynikal on Apr 23, '05 01:31:24PM

cmd+s during the start up chime will bring you into single user mode.. or cmd+v to see the messages while it's booting fully into the UI..

if you want to fully boot the machien into multi-user mode but minus the gui, you need to edit your /etc/ttys change the console line to run getting instead of loginwindow.app.. you'll need to sudo to edit the file btw



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An OS X keyboard shortcut reference
Authored by: cynikal on Apr 23, '05 01:34:24PM

i used to use this in panther but it stopped working.. in tiger though i have verified it works..

shame it doesn't work in the fus prompt, only the initial login window.



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