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Re: console mode(probally off)

On Monday 02 June 2003 17:47, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > On Monday 02 June 2003 04:09, Luiz Rafael Culik Guimaraes wrote:
> > > How to start debian  direct on console mode,
> >
> > Eh?  I thought Debian always started in console mode unless you both
> > installed xdm (or the gnome/kde equivalent) and enabled it.
> Unfortunately, all of these three ({x,g,k}dm) automatically start X when
> the system starts if they are installed, and AFAIK neither of them
> provides a way to disable them other than uninstalling them or editing
> /etc/{rc*.d,init.d}/whatever by hand.

hmmmmmmm, yes.  There are ways to disable them but they are not immediately 
obvious to the Debian newbie.

> The things are even worse: a vast majority of novice users use tasksel
> when installing Debian, and the two most often selected tasks ("X window
> system" and "desktop environment") include xdm variants.  Thus, questions
> like "How to start debian direct on console mode" have a lot of merit.
> It might be just me, but my eyes hurt more after a few hours of doing
> things in graphics mode than after a 48h straight programming run on a
> text console.

your eyestrain may indicate a poorly configured X setup (too low of a refresh 
rate) or a need for more contrast in your desktop setup.

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