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Old 09-04-2006, 07:39 AM   #1
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boot ubuntu without start X

I can boot ubuntu without start X
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I mean How I can boot ubuntu without start X
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(semi-)permanently ??? - have a look at /etc/inittab
One-off ??? - edit the grub menu line and add "1" (no quotes). Once finished, to get X started as normal, enter "init 2".
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/etc/inittab is the file that determines what runlevel your system boots into. Simply edit the default runlevel and set it for the console runlevel. In Ubuntu I think it's runlevel 2, but I'm not positive about that (it's 3 in Slack). There will be a description of each runlevel in the inittab file that will tell you what each one is.
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I use ubuntu and could never find a runlevel without X11. I think you may have to do something like use "update-rc.d" to remove X11 and GDM from the default runlevel.
Old 09-04-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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The thing with Ubuntu is that it is designed and developed as a desktop system. Run level 2 will take you to a single user terminal without X but I believe it gives you root access.

Ubuntu isn't designed to be run without X. If you're trying to install a driver (say nvidia) and it is telling you to quit X, then do a search in synaptic for it; it may well already be built as a module for Ubuntu.

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