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Old 07-29-2010, 06:25 AM   #1
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Safely shudown Gnome


Hi all...

I want to "shutdown" Gnome in Centos 5.5 ~ but will work only with x - server , open a terminal and then starting a program...

reason why: testing to spare ressources...

How do ?

thx, michael
 
Old 07-29-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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I think you are asking if you can start Centos in runlevel 3 - which is multi-user, but no X11. To do this you can edit /etc/inittab.

Change the line that looks like this:

id:5:initdefault:

to become

id:3:initdefault:

Then reboot.

It is a while since I have done this, but I believe this is correct.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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thx...this procedure i understand...

But 2 days before i had a " Gnome Crash " ( I dont no why ) and only a terminal and the x-clock were visible - so i type in the console "firefox"
and the browser runs ( by the way very fast )...after then i log out...

and try to to start Gnome with startx....nothing

after the rebooting i starting in textmode with startx...and gnome runs without any problems ~ Was this a so called "primitive" window manager ?

So i want to repeat this for me interessting phenomen. A sleek, very fast
window manager, the program behind and nothing more...
 
Old 07-29-2010, 08:46 AM   #4
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Do the windows have any borders at all?

If so, how do they look?
 
Old 07-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #5
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It sounds to me you were seeing xdm - the basix X display manager, rather than gdm (the Gnome display manager) or kdm (the KDE display manager).

I think you may be able to select xdm from the centos GUI login page (not sure though, as I don't have access to that right now).
 
  


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