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Re: [SLE] How to boot to ugly DOS-like screen instead of pretty log-on screen
  • From: "Peter N. Spotts" <pspotts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 07:33:45 -0500
  • Message-id: <20040312073345.4817c127@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 06:39:15 -0500
Damon Register <damon_register@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Are you saying that even though
> you were at run level 3, you were still getting a graphical logon
> screen?

I wasn't getting the graphical logon screen on boot-up, but I was going
directly into Fluxbox. In the past, I'd have to type my user name and
password at a system prompt, and then type startx, to begin the X
session. And when I exited Fluxbox, I would get the graphical logon
screen, not a system prompt. All this while in runlevel 3.

And you think *you're* confused! Imagine my reaction!

Another poster suggested adding Fluxbox as a session type, which I did.
But I prefer the old fashioned confuses the kids! And Anders'
tidy solution was the following:

>switch to a text mode login with ctrl-alt-f1, log in as root and run
>'rcxdm stop' to stop the graphical login, and run 'insserv -r xdm' to
>make it not start at boot



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