Re: Avoid booting direct to X.. I want my starx back
"Harry" == Harry Putnam <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Harry> Well, I got X working in my fresh woody install, but there
Harry> are a few rinkles. 1) I want to boot to console mode and
Harry> call x with startx.
Choose a runlevel that does not use X (I use 2). Rename the files in
/etc/rc2.d/ (if you chose level 2) that start the X daemons (gdm/kdm
or whatever you have installed) so that, for example, S20gdm is now
K20gdm. Edit /etc/inittab so that your default runlevel is 2. You
probably know exactly what I'm talking about.....
Harry> Currently, I get popped right into X. I thought this could
Harry> be contolled by setting the defalult run level /etc/inittab
Harry> But I see nothing in there that looks likely.
Debian sets all "normal, multiuser" run levels to be the same by
Harry> In fact it claims the default is runlevel 2. Or is
Harry> runlevel 2 X. I don't think so.
Harry> In my redhat dealings it was possible to set default to
Harry> runlevel 5 which force boot to bring up X. setting
Harry> runlevel 3 gave you a console login.
Harry> Where is this choice made on debian?
By the system admin, who edits the stuff in /etc/rcX.d/ as far as I
know (I'm relatively new to Debian).