the true init

Joe(theWordy)Philbrook jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Fri Dec 23 18:10:38 UTC 2005


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It would appear that on Dec 23, Yoram Hekma did say:

> Jeyson D. Polanco wrote:
> 
> > Hi a lot
> > 
> > well. wats the true INIT without X? or how can I configure any of rc[].d
> > thanks
> > 
> >  
> If you mean what runlevel to use to boot into console mode, there is none:)
> Debian (and so Ubuntu also) doesnt use runlevels that way. You  have 3
> runlevels: 0 (shutdown), 3 (default) and 6 (reboot). If you want to have a
> runlevel that doesnt start X, you can define your own one. If you never
> want to boot into X (ie, remove X from runlevel 3) you can use rcconf
> (apt-get install rcconf) from the CLI or use BUM (apt-get install bum) for
> a nice GUI. I think there also is a KDE thingy (something system-->services
> I would guess).
> 
> Hope it helps

Please excuse me for jumping in here but...

While I don't have a clue what the OP wants, I have learned how to boot
kubuntu into a non-gui mode. That is I don't get x until I run startx.

Also, a quick look at the contents of:

/etc/rc0.d
/etc/rc1.d
/etc/rc2.d
/etc/rc3.d
/etc/rc4.d
/etc/rc5.d
/etc/rc6.d
/etc/rcS.d

shows that more than three runlevels are configured...

What ubuntu/kubuntu and I suspect debian, did was to start x at runlevel 2
I don't pretend to understand it but when editing inittab to change the
default runlevel from 5 to 3 didn't get rid of the gui login. I posted a
plea for help in the ubuntu-users list ...

This is the answer I got:


=> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:58, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
=> > id:3:initdefault: in /etc/inittab doesn't do it?????
=> >
=> > So how do I get rid of the gui login screen?
=> >
=> > I don't like any gui to come up until and unless I type startx at a
=> > user prompt...
=> 
=> If you use kdm:
=> sudo update-rc.d -f kdm remove
=> 
=> Replace "kdm" with either "gdm" or "xdm" if you use a different login
=> manager.

Can't say I understand it, but it worked like a charm. 

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