[Q] Debain 3.0 Startup....
grail at goldweb.com.au
Sat Aug 17 10:55:25 EST 2002
On Sat, 2002-08-17 at 09:14, Donovan J. Edye wrote:
> How do I stop booting into the graphics mode and purely into a text mode.
First, to get to a text console press "Alt+Ctrl+Fn" to get you to
virtual console n (eg: Alt+Ctrl+F1 to get to vc 1).
Log in as root.
Before you go any further, install ssh. Do not use telnetd - even on
your local network, you don't want puppets of the USA Government - or
ex-girlfriends - snarfing your highly sensitive passwords.
The rest of these instructions can be done via the console or via remote
Determine what you're using that starts the X Windows System - usually
it will be xdm, wdm or gdm (the X Windows System Display Manager, the
WINGs Display Manager, or the Gnome Display Manager) - you'll find
scripts for each in the /etc/init.d folder
For each of the *dm scripts, you'll need to do something like:
update-rc.d xdm stop 99 2 3 4 5 .
Don't modify the /etc/rc?.d links by hand.
Once you've got the X Windows System settings working correctly (testing
my manually running /etc/init.d/xdm start), you can restore the init
scripts by doing something like:
update-rc.d xdm start 99 2 3 4 5 .
Of course if you don't plan on adjusting the X Windows System settings
to run on your monitor, and just want a text console on that machine,
you could just remove xdm and friends:
apt-get remove xdm wdm gdm ... etc
More information about the linux