LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
esje
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Holland
Distribution: Debian Etch, Gentoo 2005.1/SUSE 10
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
Debian Runlevels


I am trying to install the NVidia drivers in an attempt to get X to work in Debian 3.0 (I think). The FAQ tells me to change the default runlevel so that the system does not start up graphically. Now I read that all runlevels from 2 to 5 are the same and indeed the system again tells me that it cannot start X. How do I change one of these runlevels into a non-graphical? I read somewhere that I should remove /etc/rc2.d/S99xdm (which is S99gdm here but that should not matter, should it?). Now I'm wondering if it's such a good idea to remove anything I don't know. I searched google and found that it's a symbolic link. Now can anyone tell me if removing such a thing is a good decision and if (and how) I can get it back once I get X to work?
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
whansard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Posts: 3,185

Rep: Reputation: 52
it's just a link to gdm in a different directory. you can see
what file it's linked to by ls -l S99gdm or type the full path if you're not in that directory.
it's easy to re create. feel free to delete it.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
HappyTux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: Debian AMD64
Posts: 3,513

Rep: Reputation: 69
Re: Debian Runlevels

Quote:
Originally posted by esje
I am trying to install the NVidia drivers in an attempt to get X to work in Debian 3.0 (I think). The FAQ tells me to change the default runlevel so that the system does not start up graphically. Now I read that all runlevels from 2 to 5 are the same and indeed the system again tells me that it cannot start X. How do I change one of these runlevels into a non-graphical? I read somewhere that I should remove /etc/rc2.d/S99xdm (which is S99gdm here but that should not matter, should it?). Now I'm wondering if it's such a good idea to remove anything I don't know. I searched google and found that it's a symbolic link. Now can anyone tell me if removing such a thing is a good decision and if (and how) I can get it back once I get X to work?
Use /etc/init.d/gdm stop from a console login at the display manager then you compile the driver, put restart on the end of the line once you have compiled and made the required changes to restart the display manager.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Runlevels nin881 Slackware 8 05-21-2005 03:50 AM
New to debian, wondering about runlevels. Royle Debian 7 01-17-2005 12:03 PM
Configure runlevels on Debian Impaler Linux - Software 3 10-31-2004 03:49 PM
Debian Newbie: Setting up APT server list, runlevels? wellmt Debian 7 10-16-2004 01:58 PM
runlevels? Computergirl24 Linux - Software 4 12-26-2003 05:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration