[NBLUG/talk] Ubuntu without booting into X
nbs at sonic.net
Fri May 1 11:47:23 PDT 2009
On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 11:12:26AM -0700, Bob Blick wrote:
> If I started X with "sudo gdm" I pretty much got a normal X experience,
> but some things are missing like the user-switching thing that displays
> your name at the upper right. I also felt uneasy having to use sudo to
> start gdm.
I remember old, old RedHat used 'runlevels' to bring X up.
('runlevel 5' was X, 'runlevel 2' or '3' was console-only)
On Ubuntu, I think you can simply remove the symlink to
'/etc/init.d/gdm' from your '/etc/rc4.d/' (I use Kubuntu, so I actually
have an "S30kdm" in there... it's probably something like "S30gdm").
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
to turn X and GDM back on...
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