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Old 11-19-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
penleydr
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Need to disable GUI in Suse 10.1


I'm a relative newcomer to Linux, so bear with me with what might seem like an odd request.

I need to have a laptop running SUSE 10.1 not show a GUI login, just a command prompt. Please don't ask why, it's not my call. I have edited the inittab file to 3 instead of 5 but if I do that then the DHCP service fails. In YAST System/runlevel settings, dhcpd is set to run at 3 and 5, so I have no idea what is going on. Why would dhcpd fail in this instance?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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Code:
# chmod -x /etc/init.d/kdm
 
Old 11-19-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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# chmod -x /etc/init.d/kdm
I'll give it a shot, thanks!
 
Old 11-19-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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I'll give it a shot, thanks!
xdm maybe?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 03:47 PM   #5
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xdm maybe?
Maybe. SUSE used kdm the last time I tried it years ago. Removing the executable bit should be enough to stop kdm/xdm. Try

Code:
# chmod -x /path/to/kdm
You can type "which kdm" to find the location. If all else fails, you can always kill X after boot with ctrl+alt+backspace.
 
  


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