Startup in Command Line
At the moment, Linux is booting straight into the Gnome Desktop Manager, allowing me to select a Windows Manager (such as Gnome, KDE, etc).
I would prefer Linux to boot me to the command line, where I can type in startx or some such thing if I wish to load the x server. How do I accomplish this?
I have installed the Debian-Woody Linux distribution.
I have successfully compiled the 184.108.40.206 kernel.
My /etc/inittab file has the id line set to 'id:3...'
My reason for wanting to boot to the command line is that the installation program for my NVIDIA drivers requires x server to be closed. I cannot simply type Ctrl+Alt+F1 and use the command line from there. Specifically, I am trying to run the command 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run'.
Changing the /etc/inittab file to 'id:1...' will boot me to command line, which is nice, but then the installation program for the NVIDIA drivers still complains saying that I can't be in run mode 1.
Any help would be appreciated.