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Old 12-15-2005, 04:24 AM   #1
Vulnix
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Booting linux without having X start automatically


Hey Guys,

I just bought a Nvidia 6800 GS and all the distributions I have tried are unable to auto detect it. I installed Ubuntu but I cannot get it to start without X starting automatically. However X doesnt crash it just displays garbage. I want to start into the console so I can edit the x config files.

Can someone shed some light on how to do this.

Thanks
 
Old 12-15-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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Start in runlevel 3, there is a file /etc/inittab change the line:

id:5:initdefault:

to

id:3:initdefault:

It will now bootup to the command line
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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The solution above does not work on most Debian based distros. You can disable gdm temporarily by doing /etc/init.d/gdm stop. You then start it again by doing /etc/init.d/gdm start. You can disable it permanently by uninstalling it or running "update-rc.d -f gdm remove".
 
Old 12-15-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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OK I never used Debian before thought it would be the same as other distros.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 05:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fotoguy
OK I never used Debian before thought it would be the same as other distros.
They do a lot of stuff differently.
 
  


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