Boot up without GUI - how?

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
How to do that? I installed some third-party avi parser and now my GUI is useless, it shows only ever-changing mouse cursor.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,785moderator
    You boot into single user mode by holding command-s at startup. From there you could get access to your drive by typing mount-uw / and navigating to where the installed files were and deleting them (it's a bit risky if you don't know what you're doing because you are running as root).



    You can also supposedly reach a console mode by typing >console at the login window. I've never tried this myself but it would let you get a fullscreen terminal with the system components fully loaded. To leave just type exit and a normal login should restore the GUI.



    If you have just installed a kernel extension, boot holding shift to get into safe mode with a GUI and try to fix it that way.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    bluesblues Posts: 39member
    Thanks alot, exactly what I needed.
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