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Old 05-30-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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disabling autologin


Hi, I installed Sarge. But after install x-window-system I have an automatic greeter. How can i disable this one in order to use 'startx'?

thanks
 
Old 05-30-2004, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hi nacha,
some googling found a page on init scripts in debian. This is exactly what you are looking for.

From the article:
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"How do I disable X service" and "I want this to load at startup" are commonly asked questions for any Linux distribution. The quick answer in Debian is "RTFM: update-rc.d". update-rc.d (8) is a very useful tool but to use it properly it helps to understand how the Debian "System V" style init system works.
This would be a good opportunity to learn about the inner workings of Debian. However, this should do the trick:
Code:
su -
update-rc.d -f startx remove
Note that I am not a Debian user myself, hence I havent tried the command. You may want to check if the command is indeed right.

good luck,
- drowstar
 
Old 05-30-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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It is true

Hi Thanks for your help,

It is true the Slacker are very help you people. This is a proof. I have a 10 G free space. Do you think will be good Idea to install Slack?

Thanks
 
Old 05-30-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have 7GB of hard disk space and i install slackware 9.1 on it, and I did a full install (which means the 2 CD install of slack, including KDE and others windows desktop I don't like too much Gnome) The fact is that yes, 10GB of disk is very good for slack. =)
 
Old 05-30-2004, 05:15 PM   #5
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Good answer, drowstar. Except, I don't think there's an init-script called "startx" in debian. Check your /etc/init.d/ to find out what you have. Look for xdm, kdm or gdm. "update-rc.d" is the correct procedure to use.

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 05-30-2004 at 05:17 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 06:45 PM   #6
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Re: disabling autologin

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Originally posted by nacha
Hi, I installed Sarge. But after install x-window-system I have an automatic greeter. How can i disable this one in order to use 'startx'?

thanks
a more better and easier way is as follows....in the GUI i use GNOME

click on start here>System settings>Sessions

then uncheck GDM and KDM

click apply and then OK and close...

exit the GNOME and reboot

you will now be able to log in in text mode

to get to GNOME...log in and type startx...
 
  


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