Re: WindowMaker startup
--- Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 01:51:12AM -0700, Wm. G.
> McGrath wrote:
> > I've a new install of Potato and the boot process
> concludes by
> > launching X, the Debian screen with the marble and
> the red squiggle,
> > and giving me a WindowMaker desktop. At startup I
> just want to boot
> > into the command line. If I need X I'll launch it
> manually with
> > startx. How do I disable the automatic launching
> of X?
> You have a display manager installed - probably xdm
> or gdm. You could
> just remove that package if you don't want to use
> it. Alternatively,
> look in the /etc/rc2.d directory where you'll find
> an S99gdm (etc.)
> link; move that to s99gdm (lower-case s) to cause
> the display manager
> not to be automatically started at boot-time.
> Colin Watson
If you want to remove the Display Manager do
update-rc.d -f 'gdm' remove to determine which
Display Manager you have look at the last line of your
dmesg on startup, it will say something like starting
xxx and then your screen jumps to the login screen.
Replace the 'gdm' with your Display Manager, typically
it is the xdm.
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