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Old 05-16-2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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OpenSuse 10.3 - Don't want X at boot


After a clean installation of OpenSuse 10.3 as is well. Except that I would rather not have X Windows startup at boot-up.

Is this disabled in YAST under >System>System Services (Run Level)> and disabling XDM? Or am I looking in the wrong place?

What I hope to achieve is to have the machine boot to Level 3.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-16-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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Go into Yast and change your start up setting to init3
 
Old 05-16-2008, 02:39 PM   #3
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Please forgive my aparent ignorance. Where in the YAST tree is the oprion to select the startup setting?
 
Old 05-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #4
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If this is a clean install and you don't mind reinstalling there is an advanced option somewhere in the installer that allows you to choose a default init 3 startup (I think it is a drop down menu that has little explanations of what each level does).

The other option which I have not actually tried but would make sense based on the files comments would be to edit /etc/inittab and change
Code:
# The default runlevel is defined here
id:5:initdefault:
to

Code:
# The default runlevel is defined here
id:3:initdefault:
by opening Gecko>Applications>System>File Manager>'File Manager - Super User Mode' and navigating to /etc/ and editing the file 'inittab' or by running 'sudo gedit /etc/inittab' in a command line.

Again I haven't tried this and wouldn't suggest it if you hadn't explicitly mentioned that this was a fresh install (and thus with no data that could be lost).

Someone else with more experience care to speak up? I'd be interested to know if the above is an acceptable way to accomplish the goal stated.

Last edited by roastedmnm; 05-16-2008 at 03:15 PM. Reason: woops, forgot to mention how to edit.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #5
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Please forgive my aparent ignorance. Where in the YAST tree is the oprion to select the startup setting?
Yast -> System -> System Services (runlevel). Check "Expert Mode" at the top.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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Yast -> System -> System Services (runlevel). Check "Expert Mode" at the top.
Hmmm, Your solution is better.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 05:26 PM   #7
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Me too! Colucix's solution was perfect! Exactly what I was looking for.

Many thanks!
 
  


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