Boot without Gnome

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Wed Jun 1 17:18:47 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 10:11:33AM -0700, Jeff Boschee wrote:
> I would like to have Ubuntu boot to a console login to conserve memory
> (Without gdm starting up), but still be able to use gnome if I am
> local.  I'm guessing its an inittab setting, but I'm not sure what to
> change.

There may be a better way, but here's my suggestion: install
the rcconf package, then run 'sudo rcconf', scroll down the
list of daemons that run at startup, and clear the checkbox
next to gdm.

Now if you want to start gdm, you can just run
'/etc/init.d/gdm start' from the console.

Stephen R. Laniel
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