Re: Graphical login

If you don't want a service as starting in graphical mode :
get the default state of your systeme
$ grep initdefault /etc/inittab
or 'who -r' on other system than linux
If 3 is the default

$ cd /etc/init.d/rc3.d # depends on the unix you are running
# can be /etc/rc3.d
where the number 3 of rc3.d is the default od inittab

now, find the file (they are usually symlink to ../init.d) where is
started the service (exmaple for xdm)
$ grep xdm S*
comment out the lines relatives to xdm if the file manage
other service you need, or, if it manages only the service
you don't want
rename the file so it doesn't begin with 'S', usually I do
$ mv SYYxxxx _SYYxxxx

If you have a way to manage this with a tool as linuxconf under
linux, it will do it for you. I believe it destroys the symlink.
I prefer to rename so I keep tracks of the fact.

Chazz Mevoli wrote:
> "Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero" wrote:
> > cmevoli afsa com (2000-09-20 at 1215.38 -0400):
> > > > > How do I get rid of the graphical login?  I would like to have the shell
> > > > > and the good ol' startx back again.
> > > > Check the /etc/inittab file for the default runlevel.
> > > > id:3:initdefault
> > > ... change the 3 to 2 in the line above and then, from the shell prompt,
> > > type  -->  telinit q
> >
> > Better no. IIRC the LSB says: level 5 for graphical system, 3 for non
> > graphical multiuser system with network, and 2 for multiuser without
> > network. Some distros I know follow that rules. I guess he wants
> > network, I would.
> >
> > But the "telinit q" is a good suggestion, cos you do not have to
> > reboot. Some acceptable reasons to reboot: hardware faliure or
> > upgrade, kernel change... and my favourite "be able to sleep near the
> > noisy machine". Changing levels is not (you can change level temporaly
> > with "init number", BTW, the "id" line is just the default after
> > booting).
> >
> > GSR
> >
> >
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> >
> I had the same problem as Fred in the past.  I didn't know the standard
> runlevels.  For me (using SUSE 6.3), 3 is the xdm runlevel, 2 for normal (w/
> net), and 1 for no network.  I thought they were all the same.
> Thanks for the new knowledge about telinit and standard runlevels.

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