Re: control init process
anh le wrote:
hmm - actually gdm is the login-manager which starts BEFORE you log in
(where you type username/passwd).
I'm a Debian 3.0r1 newbie from vietnam.
I have installed gdm but I want to control it behavior like follow:
1. After loginng in, I do not want the system run gdm immediately,
but stay in console mode so that I can startx as neccessary.
2. Each time I logout from gdm (System->logout) I want to come
back into console mode, and don't want gdm respawn again.
well, if i got this right, you just do not want gdm starting at all and
having a simple console-login instead. The command to stop gdm
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop
this is the init-script that starts gdm at boot-time and is linked from
to disable gdm permanently (even after a reboot) for every/multiple
runlevel[s] you can use the update-rc.d utility:
# update-rc.d -f gdm remove
if you should decide to put gdm back to work at a later time just use
(do not forget the dot at the end of the command):
# update-rc.d gdm start 99 2 3 4 5 . stop 1 0 1 6 .
have a look at the manpage of update-rc.d and consider reading
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux-Init-HOWTO.html to understand how your
system is booting up.
hope that helps.