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Old 04-26-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Boot into console/command line instead of X


I was wondering how to boot into a command-line interface instead of straight into X. I had done this once a long time ago, but can't find my notes to get this done. I have just installed Ubuntu 7.04, but am thinking of going back to 6.10.

I changed Grub to show the boot process, do I have to change or remove the X portions in the rc files?

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~Steve
 
Old 04-26-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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To boot into the CLI everytime the system start up, the do
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$sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
If you just want to shutdown the xserver, do
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$sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
 
Old 04-26-2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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The default install has grub entries for Ubuntu and for Ubuntu recovery. Recovery is a command line boot without starting X.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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Redazz,

Thank you! That's what I needed to know... removed the gdm from the rc files!
 
Old 05-06-2007, 09:14 AM   #5
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Now with Upstart replaced sysVinit in Ubuntu(and in Debian as option)..there may be still more changes to come.for eg; the /etc/inittab is now not installed by default.although the file and its formats are obeyed.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 12:08 AM   #6
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reddazz, if issue this command to remove the gdm how can i return gdm back again
 
Old 12-10-2007, 03:41 AM   #7
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reddazz, if issue this command to remove the gdm how can i return gdm back again
You can do
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$sudo update-rc.d gdm defaults
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:03 AM   #8
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so /etc/inittab changing default runlevel to 3 isn't the common way anymore?
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:22 AM   #9
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so /etc/inittab changing default runlevel to 3 isn't the common way anymore?
Its the common way on most distros, but others like Gentoo and Arch have their own methods.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:27 AM   #10
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I was just surprised nobody even mentioned this, in ubuntu this is supposed to work
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:05 AM   #11
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I was just surprised nobody even mentioned this, in ubuntu this is supposed to work
Really? I thought this didn't work because Ubuntu is Debian based and the default runlevels do not work in the same manner as other distros.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:18 AM   #12
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haven't played with inittab since Sarge, but init command works in Gutsy for sure.
 
  


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