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

Wouldn't it be cleaner to just remove S99gdm from rcX.d?  They're just
symbolic links to the same file in init.d, right?  As long as you don't lose
that, it's fairly straightforward to relink.

(I'm a total novice, so spank me if I'm wrong :)

Richard Wurdack

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	dman [mailto:dsh8290@rit.edu] 
Sent:	Friday, March 01, 2002 1:07 PM
To:	debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject:	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.
| 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?

# mv /etc/rc2.d/S99gdm /etc/rc2.d/notS99gdm

(if you using gdm)

Debiain doesn't force any runlevel structure on you.  By default
they're all the same (except 0, 1, 6), but you can tweak them to your
heart's content.

Note that you can press Alt-Ctrl-F[123456] to get to a virtual
console, and Alt-Ctrl-F7 to get back to X.



The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
        Proverbs 16:7

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