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

Pedro Guerreiro wrote:

> BTW, it seems that most of us (at least the ones reading this thread)
> did hack /etc/init.d/xdm (or any other way) to work the way it did
> before [hint, hint, hint, ... :-) ]

You still need to change only one line with the current setup.  The only
real difference is that you change one line in /etc/init.d/{x,w}dm now. 
To disable *dm, put "exit 0" at the top of the file, and to re-enable,
comment that line out.  Or you can adjust the contents of /etc/rcX.d. 
Is that really harder than the old way?  It's certainly less confusing
to people migrating to Debian from other GNU/Linuxes (and possibly from
other UNIXes).

We have enough barriers for people who are newcomers to Debian.  Unlike
most, this particular one offered no real benefit to anyone, and I
applaud Overfiend for nuking it, even if I was briefly confused when the
changeover happened.


p.s. Overfiend, I hear you don't get enough people thanking you for your
hard work, so I'd like to take this opportunity to publically thank you
for your hard work.
Chris Waters   xtifr@dsp.net | I have a truly elegant proof of the
      or    xtifr@debian.org | above, but it is too long to fit into
http://www.dsp.net/xtifr     | this .signature file.

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