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Old 09-24-2002, 05:22 PM   #1
AnyoneEB
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Getting a rid of X


I'm using Debian. I thought I'd try XWindows, but now I can't get out of it. How do I exit XWindows? When I restart it comes up with a graphic log-on screen.
 
Old 09-24-2002, 05:40 PM   #2
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he-he, I thought you want to dump GUI for good ol' CLI, to exit just press ctrl-alt-backspace, to boot to runlevel other then X edit your /etc/inittab file, you will find the entry like
id:5:initdefault:
change it to
id:3:initdefault:
I still believe Debian uses SysV init scripts and runlevels.
 
Old 09-24-2002, 06:06 PM   #3
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Whenever I get to the CLI it jumps back into the graphical log-on, but I can see the text log-on for ~1 second.

I just hit it a bunch of times and it came up with an error that X was messed, I went into xconfig as it asked, then I exited and it was back to the GUI, then I did it again and didn't go into XConfig and now it thinks that X doesn't work so it won't load it. Bad solution, but it works.

Last edited by AnyoneEB; 09-24-2002 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 09-24-2002, 06:09 PM   #4
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This is because of this line in /etc/inittab
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
now if you've changed the default init to 3 and reboot you'd be fine, if you don't want to reboot, issue as root
in Xterm /sbin/init 3
and login
 
Old 09-24-2002, 07:41 PM   #5
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Under debian just make sure you don't have a display manager running.

Code:
apt-get remove xdm
(and/or gdm and/or kdm)
 
  


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