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Old 03-19-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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I want to be able to shutdown IceWM

I'm using Debian 3.1 testing.

When I do a ctrl-alt-backspace I am taken to the graphic login screen. That's not what I want. I want IceWM to be gone. I want to be at the CLI.

Also, I would like to boot to the CLI, not the graphic login screen.

It's probably something simple, but I'm not sure what to do.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 03-19-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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Some things you need to know are:

1) The login manager (probably gdm) is the thing that keeps restarting X and giving you a login prompt. You can stop it with (as root):

/etc/init.d/gdm stop

2) By the CLI I guess you mean a text console. If you press Ctrl+Alt+F1 you get to a text console. There are more virtual consoles on F2 to F6 and then F7 is your graphical login.

3) To make the graphical login never be started on boot type:

rm /etc/rc2.d/K01gdm /etc/rc2.d/K99gdm

(this will remove two symlinks to /etc/init.d/gdm, so you can easily put them back if need be)

4) If you then log in at the console and type 'startx' you should go straight to IceWM.



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