[NBLUG/talk] Ubuntu 10.04, gdm and rc2.d

Kyle Rankin kyle at nblug.org
Tue Apr 20 08:05:26 PDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 04:35:04PM -0700, E Frank Ball III wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 04:27:09PM -0700, Bob Blick wrote:
>  > I am trying out the beta2 of Ubuntu 10.04 and I notice that I don't see
>  > a script such as S13gdm in the /etc/rc2.d directory.
>  > 
>  > Any ideas how the whole gnome starting process is initiated in this new
>  > version of Ubuntu?
>  > 
>  > Mostly I want to know because I want to stop the automatic starting of X
>  > but don't want to uninstall gdm to do that.
>  > 
>  > Thanks, Bob
> It's started by /etc/init/gdm.conf
> but I don't know how to disable it.
> -- 
>    E Frank Ball                frankb at frankb.us

If you don't want X you might want to consider installing the server
version, as it doesn't include X by default and would save wasted space.  I
don't have a 10.04 beta2 machine in front of me right this minute, but if
you do open that /etc/init/gdm.conf file (it's an upstart script) you
should see some reference to "start on" something. That triggers the
upstart script and you should be able to just comment that out.

Kyle Rankin
NBLUG President
The North Bay Linux Users' Group
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