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Old 02-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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How do you boot Puppy Linux Slacko into the command line?

How do you boot Puppy Linux Slacko (or Precise or Wary) into the command line? I wish to startx only if I need it. Unfortunately it does not seem to copy Slackware's traditional /etc/inittab runlevel methodology.
Old 02-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
Karl Godt
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On frugal installs the pfix=nox is what you want to achieve this .
For full installs i have that code for the /etc/profile file :

 #want to go straight into X on bootup only...
 #if [ ! -f /tmp/bootcnt.txt ];then
  #touch /tmp/bootcnt.txt
  # aplay -N /usr/share/audio/
  if [ -z "`cat /proc/cmdline | grep -i 'nox'`" ]; then
  exec xwin


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