-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   Getting rid of the KDE graphical login manager (

Lion-o 11-29-2006 08:02 PM

Getting rid of the KDE graphical login manager
Hi, this is my first real post here but I've gotten a lot of helpful information from here before (via google searches). Anyways, my question is how do you disable the KDE login manager that starts up when you boot linux. I'd like to just boot straight into console and login/startx from there.

Brian1 11-29-2006 08:08 PM

Not a suse or DSL user but if the file /etc/inittab exist check near the bottom and change the default to 3 from 5. If unsure post contents.


gilead 11-29-2006 08:08 PM

Have a look in /etc/inittab - change the initdefault line to:

You can then either run telinit 3 or the changes will take effect the next time you boot.

PatrickNew 11-29-2006 08:10 PM

Go into Yast2 and tell it to remove a package named KDM (might be lowercase.) That should do it.

jonwatson 11-29-2006 08:11 PM

This is typically done in the /etc/inittab file. Most distros will have such a file and within it a line that reads something like

You will want to change the 5 (or whatever it is) to a 3.

This doesn't apply to Ubuntu, however. I'm not sure why, but that file doesn't exist in an Ubuntu distro. Google for something like "set default runlevel in Ubuntu" if you're running a *buntu flavoured distro.

PatrickNew 11-29-2006 08:11 PM

In hindsight, just turning it off is probably better than removing it, so use the inittab file.

masonm 11-29-2006 08:12 PM

I'd leave kdm right where it is and follow the advice to edit your inittab file. No need to remove the kdm for such a simple change and you'll always have the option to change it back with a simple edit.

Lion-o 11-29-2006 09:17 PM

Thanks guys. Init 3 starts at boot.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 PM.