How to bootup to a command prompt.....EASY!

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Aug 30 19:33:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at> wrote:
> On 30 August 2010 20:07, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at> wrote:
>> If you want to bootup to a command prompt, remove the following lines
>> from your /etc/init/gdm.conf file, and reboot. To get your GUI, run
>> can use your Ubuntu boot CD to go to rescue and restore the file.
> I'm not sure what's the point of this. To get to a konsole, hit
> CTRL-ALT-F1. To restart the running X11 sessions, simply invoke "sudo
> /etc/init.d/gdm restart". If everything is stuck and you want a reboot
> in a reasonable harmless, follow the alt-sysreq+REISUB method.

Fred's post was an interesting/entertaining way of creating the
equivalent of a CentOS/Fedora/RHEL runlevel 3 default boot.

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