[xubuntu-users] Boot process

Dan 'Da Man' heymrdjd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 16:12:17 UTC 2012

You need to alter the runlevel of the system.  Generally on linux systems
runlevel 5 is the default runlevel for multiuser systems running an X
environment, but I believe on Ubuntu and its derivatives runlevel 2 is used
for any multiuser mode.  If /etc/inittab exists on your system, you can
type the following in a terminal:

     grep "^id:" /etc/inittab

to determine what the current runlevel is. The output may be something like


Then type in a terminal

      sudo nano /etc/inittab

and alter the number in the following line


to 3 which is a multiuser mode without the X environment (commandline

More than likely, /etc/inittab does not exist and this link will be
more pertinent,
 Instead of altering gdm.conf, you might have to alter something
related to lightdm.

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Nicolas <nicolas.ea at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Don't know if this is the correct way to participate. If not please let me
> know.
> Here is the question: I would like to modifiy my boot process so my sistem
> starts with a command line login, without lightdm loaded. As i am new to
> xubuntu and even a well read xubuntu user, i would like to investigate
> about the whole xubuntu boot process after grub selection in order to make
> my modification. Any tip where to start?
> Thanks in advance,
> Nicolas.
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