Direct boot into command line

Bob Nielsen nielsen at
Fri Mar 4 04:58:23 UTC 2005

On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 10:19:32AM +0530, Ninad Bapat wrote:
> Hi
>  I have installed Ubuntu Warty on my brand new Pc.
> It is running along with Win Xp.
> The install was smooth w/o any problems.
> I can log in directly to Gnome.
> I am a slack user and hence am more used to the command line.
> How do i directly start at the command line prompt instead of GUI.
> Also I should be able to start X from the command line whenever needed

If you want to remove it completely, "apt-get --purge remove gdm" should 
do it.  Or you could just remove the gdm symlink in /etc/rc2.d.

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