>When I start Linux-FT I go directly to a XWindows environment for my login. I
>assume that 'xdm' is being called during the login process (this is because I
>go back to the XWindows login prompt even after exiting XWIndows). I do not
>want to go into XWindows all the time (for a variety of reasons). How do I
>disable or discontinue 'xdm' (or whatever else may be causing this)?
There are a few things you can do:
o One-shot way:
When you power-up your system, and you get the "BOOT:" prompt, you can
tell it to go into single-user mode:
boot: [whatever your bootimage is] single <carriage return>
o Always way:
set LILO to use the "append single" during boot.
The entry in /etc/lilo.conf will be like this:
ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
append = single # come up in single user
# End LILO global section
You'll have to do a bootstart install (LILO) to make it take effect.
o Normal/Easy way:
Change <inittab> to start up in single user mode.
CURRENT ENTRY: id:6:initdefault:
NEW ENTRY: id:S:initdefault:
You may also delete the entry, which will force the system to ask you
what level to go to. See man pages for <init> and <inittab>.
Tony J. Podrasky GREAT MOMENTS IN UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION:
San Diego , Ca 17 July 1995 - <fsck> actually accepts the
QSL? QRU? QRZ? QLZ? QFA? and it works - saving the disk (and the day).