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Old 10-24-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Howto Boot to CLI w/ Debian Sarge 3.1

I've installed Sarge w/ Gnome but I'd like to boot to the CLI vs the Gnome Desktop. When I used RH, I would normally edit the inittab but doing that w/ this distro doesn't have the same affect. I don't want to remove the gdm package. Please advise.

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in the directory /etc/rc2.d (or whatever number your default level is in inittab) rename S99gdm to s99gdm. That will stop gdm from running at startup in runlevel 2. (I will test and if this is incorrect will return.)

Edit: tried it successfully on libranet (debian offshoot).

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Thanks. I'll have to head back home to do it since I can't ssh fromwork.

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Old 10-25-2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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That worked!

The only difference is that on my /rc2.d, the file is S90gdm but I did take your advise and changed it to s90dgm and voila!



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