ubuntu-desktop Digest, Vol 19, Issue 7

Ashley Hooper ash_hooper at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 21 21:29:51 GMT 2007

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Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 17:38:45 +0000 (GMT)
From: Ubuntu Newbie <ubuntunewbie at yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: runlevel?
To: ubuntu-desktop at lists.ubuntu.com

> 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.

That's no problem!  This is a very common practice for servers or people with
old hardware and good skillz :-)

> 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").

That has traditionally been the way to change default runlevels with Unix-like
systems, however if you're running Edgy Eft (6.10) things have changed a bit. 

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