[xubuntu-users] New to Xubuntu: but I'm a startx user. how do I ditch the gui login???

Joe(theWordy)Philbrook jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Fri Feb 19 06:48:01 UTC 2010

I'm a multi-boot, multi-desktop kind of guy. I run Sabayon linux, elive,
and now I just replaced kubuntu with Xubuntu 9.10 on my (amd64) laptop. I
have to say that I like most of the user interface better than kde4...

With all my linux installations (ever since I kde4 happened) I've been
choosing enlightenment (either e16 or e17 depending on my mood) instead of
kde4. Now I think I might sometimes choose xfce instead... {It's good to
have more than one working choice one can stand to work with}

But the thing is, for a real long time, it's been my habit to boot to a
text based console session. Then, depending on what I'm doing, I usually,
but don't always, choose to run startx to fire up a gui. 

I really dislike gui logins... So back when I didn't even know how to copy
a suitable file to ~/.xinitrc to get anything besides the default desktop,
which was always kde back then, I learned how to kill the gui on a Kubuntu
system via:

update-rc.d -f kdm remove
update-rc.d kdm stop 20 2 3 4 5 .

And when I tried edubuntu on my old {now defunct} desktop I got the
same result from:

update-rc.d -f gdm remove
update-rc.d gdm stop 20 2 3 4 5 .

And I thought Xubuntu used gdm... But I tried the above and whatever
bootmanager is insisting on starting the gui didn't quit... to me,
this is very frustrating.

So like I said in the Subject: line...  how do I ditch the gui login???

Thanks in advance.

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