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I've installed debian recently and everytime i boot i'm getting a graphical login can anyone say me how can i get a text login in debian because i tried out ...
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    Linux Newbie reiko's Avatar
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    Debian console login


    I've installed debian recently and everytime i boot i'm getting a graphical login can anyone say me how can i get a text login in debian because i tried out all runlevels but its getting the same graphical login.

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    You did try to set the /etc/inittab first line to:
    id:2:initdefault:
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    Debian does not use runlevels in the same as other distros, so chaning runlevels won't help. To boot into CLI mode, you just need to stop the login manager from loading. You can do the following
    Code:
    #update-rc.d -f gdm remove
    Replace gdm with the login manager that you are using on your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Debian does not use runlevels in the same as other distros,
    Thanks you just gave me another reason to Dislike Debian

    but hey Daark. I have to say. You know a lot about Debian you really Add Value to the Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinVossen View Post
    Thanks you just gave me another reason to Dislike Debian

    but hey Daark. I have to say. You know a lot about Debian you really Add Value to the Forums

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    To be frank with you, the distros that I know the most are Red Hat/Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva and Gentoo. I don't really care much for Debian, but I got to know a fair bit about it when I was doing freelance admin work for someone who had a Debian server.

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    Well daark child i have done one more stuff to login in text as well as Graphical depending on the runlevels.
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    #update-rc.d gdm start 99 5 . stop 01 0 1 2 3 4 6
    and when i rebooted the system i got the text login and then changed the runlevel to 5, rebooted the machine again i got graphical login.

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    I don't have any graphical display manager installed and I get console log in, maybe you can just try removing gdm altogether?

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    Coopstah if we need to connect to internet and browse through some Graphical contents how would do that without Graphical Display Manager???? I just want to know whether there is any Console Browser that can display graphics???

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    GDM stands for Gnome Display Manager, which is a graphical login application. Sorry if you misunderstood, i meant I don't have gdm installed, or xdm, or kdm, or anything like that, and was suggesting you just uninstall the software

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    Did you click menu at the bottom of the gdm screen and select console login? Also, with debian when the system is first started after a shutdown the Grub bootloader starts and gives you a selection of either the standard kernel-[version] or you can select kernel-[version] (single-user mode) which is right under the standard kernel version and that will give you your console or text based login.

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