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Old 10-07-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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how do i remove X?

i need to remove or disable X windows from my new distro (KateOs) cleanly
any ideas?
Old 10-07-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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Why? I'm not sure what "disabling" could mean - you can just exit. If you mean you're stuck in that display manager login thing, then 'killall DISPLAY_MANAGER' as root from a virtual console (or, I guess, from an xterm). Change your runlevel in /etc/inittab to whatever isn't a graphical login runlevel to make it permanent. Otherwise, you should simply be able to exit. If you want to get rid of it, I imagine you'd use whatever package manager KateOS uses.
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Originally Posted by smeezekitty View Post
i need to remove or disable X windows from my new distro (KateOs) cleanly
any ideas?
I believe kateos is based on slackware.
If you mean, booting in console-only mode all you need to
do is edit /etc/inittab and change the runlevel default to 3.
Check the top of the file: the comments should tell you which
levels are which.
In slackware 3 is 'multiusers,network,text-mode' and
4 'multiusers,network,X'
You edit the line for default runlevel to read:
Old 10-07-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by smeezekitty View Post
i need to remove or disable X windows from my new distro (KateOs) cleanly
any ideas?
The easiest way to configure the system so it comes up in text mode is to edit /etc/inittab. Change this line:

to this:

Done. And reversible as well.


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