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Re: Can I stop xdm/wdm from always starting up?

On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Pedro Guerreiro wrote:

> Let's me explain the problem: Somewhere along these last big changes in X,
> something was lost (I think). In the old days, there was an option in
> /etc/X11/config that gives you the chance to start (or not) xdm/wdm: If you
> has a line like 'start-xdm' on that file, the xdm was started every time you
> boot the machine, but if you changed that line to something like
> 'no-start-xdm', then xdm didn't start, and you end up with the console login.
> As my linux box is mine, all mine and nothing but mine :-)), sometimes
> (especially when trying something more dangerous in X) I wanted to start the
> plain console, and then try X using startx.

Now that X is split up into tiny little pieces, you generally just remove
the package for whatever you don't like. In this case, 'dpkg --purge xdm'
will do it. You should probably also remove xbase, as it's an empty
package but depends on xdm.

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