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Old 02-13-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Booting to the terminal? Please help!

I'm a linux newbie, I just installed Debian on my old iBook. I've gotten it pretty much how I want it to work, however I'm going nuts trying to figure out this one thing. I've searched google and these forums but I can't seem to fix it.

On my first install, it booted to the terminal, and loaded KDE when I used the startx command. When logging out of KDE it went back to the terminal. But now, on my second install, the computer boots to some kind of gnome login screen. I tried going into inittab and switching "id:4:initdefault" to "id:3:initdefault" but nothing seems to happen at reboot.

All I want is to be able to boot to the terminal, not the GUI. Can anyone please help me out?


That pic is from Thats the window that I get when I boot up. That site mentions being able to disable that, but it doesn't say how .

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Old 02-13-2004, 02:57 AM   #2
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