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    Disabling Welcome screen GUI


    Hey, I'm still relatively new to Linux, but I can't find an answer to this anywhere else.

    I want to disable to welcome screen gui so I can log in using the shell because... using the shell looks cool - I can't seem to find an option to do this in the gdm config file. Any ideas other than ctrl+alt+f1?

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    Do you want to just stop GDM from loading? You can do that by removing the S99gdm link from /etc/rc2.d (or whatever rc directory corresponds to your default runlevel).
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    Sorry, stupid answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzznight
    Hey, I'm still relatively new to Linux, but I can't find an answer to this anywhere else.

    I want to disable to welcome screen gui so I can log in using the shell because... using the shell looks cool - I can't seem to find an option to do this in the gdm config file. Any ideas other than ctrl+alt+f1?
    change default Run Level.
    open /etc/inittab file and change 'id:2:initdefault:' to id:3:initdefault:





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    From the System menu run Services, find the GDM and uncheck it. X will shut down and you will be able to login without X.

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