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Hi, this is my first real post here but I've gotten a lot of helpful information from here before (via google searches). Anyways, my question is how do you disable the KDE login manager that starts up when you boot linux. I'd like to just boot straight into console and login/startx from there.
This is typically done in the /etc/inittab file. Most distros will have such a file and within it a line that reads something like
You will want to change the 5 (or whatever it is) to a 3.
This doesn't apply to Ubuntu, however. I'm not sure why, but that file doesn't exist in an Ubuntu distro. Google for something like "set default runlevel in Ubuntu" if you're running a *buntu flavoured distro.
I'd leave kdm right where it is and follow the advice to edit your inittab file. No need to remove the kdm for such a simple change and you'll always have the option to change it back with a simple edit.