Re: startup forced to X login
> In a message dated 3/1/99 9:34:38 PM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Because in slink xdm (and other login managers) are in their own
> > packages. So if you don't want xdm, The Right Thing To Do (TM) is
> > either to remove the xdm package if you don't want to use xdm at all,
> > or if you only want it to serve remote displays, edit
> > /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers appropriately.
> That makes sense. But what if I only want to disable xdm temporarily - for
> example, while I'm testing my new video card, or new monitor?
You could make a run-level that does stop xdm (or does not start it).
E.g., go to /etc/rc5.d, then
mv S99xdm K01xdm
Then if you start linux and add `5' to the command line of loadlin, or
give it as an argument to the kernel with LILO (dunno how, didn't use it
for a long time), xdm will not start. If you are already running, you
to go to run-level 5 and stop xdm. Then do what you have to do and
return to run-level 2 (the default) with
I keep wondering why there is no run-level in debian that doesn't start
xdm by default. It makes life much easier if you have to
reconfigure/debug X for some reason.
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