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Old 02-20-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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Debian - upgrade to unstable - turn off GDM?

Installed Woody (3rd time was the charm!), wanted to update everything and run SID

When I apt-get - dist-upgrade it downloads the poackages, starts the install

and then I get a message saying I should turn off GDM before I continue

how do I turn off GDM?
Will the upgrade restart? SHould I turn off gdm then apt-get SID?

thanks guys

Old 02-20-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly there's a command to stop it from respawning (soomething like gdm-stop)
or just change to another runlevel that doesn't have X, say "init 3" or even "init 1" if you've already fetched all the packages.


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