Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris, OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, and illumos.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here. Any Solaris fork or distribution is welcome.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-08-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
is there a way to make Solaris boot to command prompt instead of gui

aside from single user mode.
Old 07-08-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Madrid
Distribution: Solaris 10, Solaris Express Community Edition
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 36
You are not telling which version of Solaris you're talking about...

If it were Solaris 10, you could just disable the graphical login service. First, check which one you're using:
$ svcs -a | grep login
disabled       Mar_13   svc:/application/gdm2-login:default
disabled       Mar_13   svc:/network/login:eklogin
disabled       Mar_13   svc:/network/login:klogin
disabled       Mar_13   svc:/network/login:rlogin
online         Mar_13   svc:/system/console-login:default
online         Mar_13   svc:/application/graphical-login/cde-login:default
In this case I'm using svc:/application/graphical-login/cde-login:default. You can disable it using svcadm:
# svcadm disable svc:/application/graphical-login/cde-login:default
You could also use /usr/dt/bin/dtconfig to disable graphical login. Please refer to dtconfig manpage which can be viewed with:
$ man -M /usr/dt/man dtconfig
in case your MANPATH wouldn't contain the /usr/dt/man directory.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CENTOS, did install, only see command prompt on boot. How do I get admin gui? soccer_golf Red Hat 2 06-30-2009 06:39 AM
Lost console login prompt--neither GUI or command line prompts display JMCraig Red Hat 7 11-14-2008 12:15 PM
Boot to Command Prompt jbclarkman Mandriva 7 03-15-2005 09:43 AM
Mandrake boots into command prompt instead of GUI DiscoBiscuit Linux - Newbie 12 05-30-2004 04:45 PM
how do I make a program executable through the command prompt? iammeuno Linux - Software 1 12-18-2003 03:29 PM > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration