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Re: Avoid booting direct to X.. I want my starx back



On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 10:32:50AM -0800, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Well, I got X working in my fresh woody install, but there are a few
> rinkles. 
> 1) I want to boot to console mode and call x with startx.
> 
> Currently, I get popped right into X.
> I thought this could be contolled by setting the defalult run level 
> /etc/inittab  But I see nothing in there that looks likely.
> 
> In fact it claims the default is runlevel 2.  Or is runlevel 2 X.  I
> don't think so.

The default runlevel in Debian is 2. And by default runlevels 2-5 are
all equal.

> 
> In my redhat dealings it was possible to set default to runlevel 5
> which force boot to bring up X.  setting runlevel 3 gave you a console
> login. 
> 
> Where is this choice made on debian?

The Debian Way is update-rc.d (or apt-get remove [your-display-manager-of-choice]). See man
update-rc.d.

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