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Old 11-29-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question 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.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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Have a look in /etc/inittab - change the initdefault line to:
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
You can then either run telinit 3 or the changes will take effect the next time you boot.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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Go into Yast2 and tell it to remove a package named KDM (might be lowercase.) That should do it.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:11 PM   #5
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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
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
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.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:11 PM   #6
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In hindsight, just turning it off is probably better than removing it, so use the inittab file.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:17 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. Init 3 starts at boot.
 
  


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