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Old 05-31-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Boot to Terminal with KDE 4.1 installed


I have managed to install KDE 4.1 and get it running. Unfortunately, when this happened, something in the way the system boots changed. Previously I had the system configured to come up in a terminal window. Now it bypasses this phase and goes directly to the KDE Graphical Interface.

I have edited the /etc/inittab file and set a “3” for the value of the initdefault variable. But the system still comes up in KDE.

Does anyone know what else in the setup must be modified and how this should be accomplished?


Thank you in advace for your assistance and patients.


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Old 05-31-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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Remove the display manager or comment it out. That will have you back to the SYSBOOTMESSAGE and login: .
 
Old 05-31-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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Remove kdm from the runlevel
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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Remove the display manager or comment it out. That will have you back to the SYSBOOTMESSAGE and login: .

Mr-Bisquit;
I will try this, but within which file is the kdm call located. I didn't see it in the inittab file.

By the way, I assume "kdm" to be the initials of KDE Display Manager, and the display manager you refer to.

Thanks
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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Remove kdm from the runlevel
jamescondron.
To what were you referring when you suggested that kdm be removed from runlevel? Is this a file? A setting? An environment variable? Is there a preferred editing method for this? I know some system files will only work when they are edited with a specific editor and/or only in a specific manner.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for the help. Removing kdm from the startup mode in init.d did the trick. Here's how I did it.


To remove a startup scrip,
first remove or erase the script in init.d (which I did by moving the kde script to my home directory. This allows me to start using it again if I should ever decide to do so)
update-rc.d <name of script in init.d> remove ($sudo update-rc.d kde remove)

make certain to use the full paths for all resources in the start up script because when booting up, the path variable is not yet set. you must use the full paths.


I then rebooted and it worked exactly as I wanted it to. Thanks again everyong.
 
  


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