Waleed Harbi waleed.harbi at
Sat Jan 20 18:29:10 GMT 2007

sudo sysv-rc-conf

On 1/20/07, Ubuntu Newbie <ubuntunewbie at> wrote:
> I would like to change the default boot runlevel, so that the X server
> does
> not start automatically.  I don't want it to start until the command
> "startx"
> is given.  This would make the entire screen a bash terminal at first,
> until
> the X server is started (If I remember correctly, this can be accomplished
> by
> changing the default runlevel in /etc/inittab to "3").
> What worries me is whether I will be able to log on to Ubuntu at all if I
> do
> this.  I get the impression that Gnome of KDE must be running in order to
> be
> able to log on at all.
> Is it possible to change the runlevel so that ubuntu boots without
> automatically starting X, and, if it is, how should I go about to make
> these
> changes without getting into trouble?
>                                                    Thank You.
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