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Re: Need to prevent X from restarting

On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Aldous Huxley wrote:

> Thanks to the advice of this group, I can now dual-boot using Lilo.
> Thanks again.  Now I need to figure out how to configure the proper
> file that controls how Debian boots up.  I like having the automatic
> X login screen, but whenever you try to logout or explicitly kill
> the process in a console, it just starts up again.  In other words,
> I can't back out of X and just work at a bash console.
> Summary: I do want an automatic X login screen when I boot up.
> I don't want it to automatically restart if I logoff or kill X.
> Any suggestions?

Not sure I understand completely what you want to do. Normally the X login
screen is provided by one of the following programs: xdm, kdm, or gdm --
depending upon what you have installed. It is supposed to go back to the
login screen after the user logs out. I know of no why to make it kill
itself after the user logs out.

But this isn't really a problem I don't think, as you can get access to a
console screen when you are in X. You press "cntl - alt - F1" (or F2 or
F3) to get a console screen. To get back to X press "cntl - alt - F7".

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