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Old 02-28-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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how to change login manager gdm->command line only

I am using debian 5.04(base) + lxde. I am using gdm to login. I want to change the gdm to commandline login only, which similar to (ctrl +alt + f2) but whenever computer restart, it boot into gdm. what is the file to change the boot level?
Old 02-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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If you want to boot into a console (ie non-GUI) environment,
then the file is /etc/inittab.
Or you can change your boot option to boot to console by specifying
a 2 (or 3) in the boot option in /boot/grub/menu.lst.
This would be the best choice as you can have one option for
gdm (GUI) and another for console.
Do a google for specifics.


commandline, gdm

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