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Old 08-01-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question Change to boot only text mode no gdm in debian?

I have looked and tried to figure out how I could stop X and the gdm from loading at bootup. I checked inittab and its set to id:2:initdefault: I even changed it to 3 thinking maybe that would work. the GDM still always loads at startup. This is a debian machine I am trying to set up and I dont mess around with debian or gnome that much.

Old 08-01-2008, 09:29 AM   #2
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If gdm is started as a daemon, changing inittab won't do a thing. You need to stop the daemon from starting.

I'm not sure how debian manages it's startup daemons, so I can't help you there. But you have a starting point now.

This should help you out:

Basically you use the command update-rc.d to manage startup services. So something like this:
# update-rc.d gdm remove

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