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Re: xdm



   Debian boot process does not vary with changes in initlevel
   and if "X" is installed, by default,  boots into "xdm".  To
   remove this, use [update-rc.d] program,  meant for changing
   init parameters in Sys-V init process.   Read man for this.
   
   #update-rc.d -f xdm remove
   
   The things that are done by the script include removal of
   all system startup links for /etc/init.d/xdm ... i.e.

   /etc/rc0.d/K01xdm
   /etc/rc1.d/K01xdm
   /etc/rc2.d/S99xdm
   /etc/rc3.d/S99xdm
   /etc/rc4.d/S99xdm
   /etc/rc5.d/S99xdm
   /etc/rc6.d/K01xdm

   You will boot into tty mode therafter, and would have to
   use "startx" subsequently to get into "X".

   USM Bish
   


On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 05:28:53PM -0500, Brad wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 04:29:56PM -0600, cls-colo spgs wrote:
> > 
> > curiously, what makes it "suboptimal"?--it moves the file out of the way,
> > it keeps x at bay until desired, and doesn't hurt the system.  what's
> > missing?
> 
> 1. Start the system in runlevel 2: no xdm
> 2. Change to runlevel 3: xdm starts
> 3. Change to runlevel 2: you expect no xdm, but xdm remains up because there
>                          was no kill symlink.
> 
> 
> -- 
>   finger for GPG public key.




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