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Old 01-22-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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runlevel 3 in linux mint 9


Hello. I would like to ask how can i set up my linux mint 9 to run in the "traditional" runlevel 3 (multiuser without X)? I've read that debian-based distro like linux mint has the same mode for runlevel 2-5. Anyway to change it? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Yes, there is an easy solution :

echo "false" | sudo tee /etc/X11/default-display-manager

And next time you log in you will come to run level 3.


(( echo "/usr/sbin/gdm" | sudo tee /etc/X11/default-display-manager
.. will reverse to default.))

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg02709.html
..

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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Thanks knudfl. Will try it now.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 04:53 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by jrecortel View Post
I've read that debian-based distro like linux mint has the same mode for runlevel 2-5.
This may be true of mint, but not of the Debian based SimplyMEPIS. I know it uses runlevels like RH does: 1, 2, 3, (4), 5, + 0 & 6. My memory is that the *buntus are like MEPIS. My point is that you should check Mint to see what it actually does.

Edit: See reddazz' post below.

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Old 01-29-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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The default in Debian is to boot into runlevel 2 and runlevels 2, 3, 4 and 5 are configured the same. To disable a GUI from automatically running at boot time run "rcconf" in the CLI and disable gdm or kdm. You can also use update-rc.d e.g.
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sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
If using KDE, use kdm instead of gdm in the commands above. To enable the GUI again, do
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sudo update-rc.d -f gdm defaults
 
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
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Sorry for the delay in replying, guys.

@knudfl:
I tried what you suggested but what happen is that if I boot my laptop, it will stop in linux mint bootsplash. i can press ctrl-alt-f1 to log to a terminal but what i would like is to automatically see a text console login.

@archtoad6:
I read http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutoria...inux-runlevels and since Ubuntu is based in Debian, I assumed that Ubuntu also uses the same runlevel for 2-5. I did try init 2 to init 5 but nothing happens. Only when typing init 1 and init 6 will work to change the run level(of course using sudo).

@reddazz:
I installed rcconf but when i try to run it, gdm is already disabled.

Is there another way for me to have the text console login in linux mint 9? thanks in advance.
 
  


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