Booting to the command line without X-windows
psusi at cfl.rr.com
Thu Nov 17 03:58:38 UTC 2005
And to manually start/stop X just run /etc/init.d/gdm [ start | stop ]
>This varies from distro to distro, but for Ubuntu, it's pretty
>straightforward. The gdm initscript starts up the gdm login manager
>attached to tty 7. If you don't want X, you just need to disable the
>gdm startup script.
>The best way to do this is with the update-rc.d utility.
>update-rc.d gdm remove
>It will complain that you're trying to remove the symlinks in the
>rc<runlevel>.d directories when the init script still exists. you
>have to use the -f option to force. Don't worry though, it will leave
>the init script intact, so you can use update-rc.d again later to
>On 11/16/05, John W Redelfs <jredelfs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Because of all the Ubuntu hype, I'm coming back to Linux after several
>>years away from it, and I have forgotten a lot. Can anybody tell me
>>how I should change my setup so that it boots from the boot loader to
>>a console login without X-windows and Gnome? I prefer starting out on
>>the command line, and changing to a GUI only when I want one.
>>Alternatively, could someone tell me how to drop from the Gnome
>>desktop to the command line without X-windows. Using sudo in a
>>terminal window from Gnome to install nVidia drivers doesn't work
>>because I need to do it without X-windows running.
>>Your friend and brother,
>>John W. Redelfs AKA Tars Tarkas, jredelfs at gmail.com
>>ubuntu-users mailing list
>>ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
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