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Re: Simple question

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 05:08:33PM -0500, David R. Litwin wrote:
What's the command to stop a service like gdm?

Seems like a bad idea, unless the service is hung. Using the proper init script would make more sense. To simply stop the service, /etc/init.d/gdm stop as root would do the trick. To change things so that it does not start on the next boot, removing the symlink in the appropriate runlevel (the default is 2, I believe) would do the trick.

If you're concerned with managing services on boot in general then I
highly recommend a program such as sysv-rc-conf or rcconf to manage the symbolic links for you.

Steve Block

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