[xubuntu-users] Dang display manager related pop-up boot message...???

Tim Henderson bizdev at pwnspeak.com
Sat Jul 24 01:15:06 UTC 2010

> [snip]
> What do I gotta do to ditch this annoying pop-up? And boot directly to
> console login????

Sorry for all the replies Joe, but I finally got to test this and get 
the answer 100% right!

Ubuntu/Xubuntu runs by default on runlevel 2 (which is odd), so runlevel 
2-5 are all identical (even more odd).

Since 9.04, the last time they used the gdm in the rc#.d files (which is 
what you updated previously) Ubuntu seems to have changed how gdm 
starts.  You could just remove the script to prevent it from 
starting...no more.

To change this now, you can change the run level for which to *not* 
start gdm.  Here's how:  (other variants apply fwiw)


stop on runlevel [016]
..should be...
stop on runlevel [0136]

Now we change the run level to 3:


...should be...

Now gdm will not start on 0, 1, 3, and 6 (halt, single user, level 3, 
and reboot respectively).  Xubuntu will run on level 3 instead of 2 for 
now on.

Feel free to alter the script as you wish.  You could make gmd *only* 
start on level 5 for instance.  Regardless, this works :)

Tim H.

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